June 12, 2012
Who Will Provide My Health Care?
Whom do you want to operate on your heart: a doctor or a bureaucrat? This scenario is neither a joke nor an exaggeration. Two trends happening right now make it likely that the person who will provide your health care will have a BA or MBA after his name rather than "MD" or "RN." Trend 1: Losing doctors Doctors are increasingly refusing to see government-insured -- viz., Medicare -- patients, or leaving medicine altogether. With our government attacking our doctors, why should they keep seeing government-insured patients? And the word "attack" is truth, not hype. Imagine you are a doctor. You help a sick patient and bill for your services. The government pays whatever it wants -- a small fraction of your bill. Worse, it continually reduces these payments, now below your cost to stay in business. The ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable [hah!] Health Care Act, or ObamaCare) spends over $1 trillion on bureaucrats, taking it from doctors,...(Read Full Article)