My gyno and rheumy are both looking for jobs in research thanks to Obamacare as they do not want to be told who they can treat, what line has to be drawn when it comes to treatment and what they can charge. My dermatologist has a sign in his office that states at the beginning of the year he will be taking cash or credit cards only. His receptionist told me this is because of all the additional staff they will would have to hire to tackle the reams of paperwork that comes with Obamacare. My husband teaches Medical Management, has read a great portion of this bill and it is loaded with unrelated pork.
I live very close to the Canadian border. The hospital and doctor's parking lots are filled with cars from Canada. If socialized medicine is so wonderful...why do they come here for treatment?
Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/5/2010 5:27:35 PM (GMT-7)
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