Originally Posted By BuckeyeDoc:
You may be able to keep your doctor, but your doctor may not be able to afford to keep you.
The day the Supreme court decision was announced I decided we will stop taking all Government forms of insurance in my office. ( I make exeptions for Vets for now)
We will be looking very closely from now on at what insurance each patient has and whether we can afford to treat them or not. Our time and work has a certain value, and if you can't or won't pay for your service, you don't get to just demand it.
Show up with your "Obamacare-Advantage-Card" wanting your free-immediate-painless care with an unlimited supply of Percocets ? (I'm not kidding, there are people exactly like this)... "too bad, we don't take that anymore, try the clinic with the huge line and no air-conditioning across the street, but you might want to bring a lunch, the wait can be a tad long...."
The level of stupid in our society is mind-numbing right now.
I was talking to my friend who is an E.R. Doc who told me about some fine use of 911 services and hospital emergency departments. All these people called 911 and were transported and treated emergently in a hospital:
1. A lady who got hand lotion in her eye. ........the day before calling 911.....
2. A person who got stung by a bee.......5 days prior to calling 911,
but who saw a tv show that said you can die from a bee sting if you have an allergic reaction.
3. A lady who got a bar of soap stuck "down south". It was her second E.R. visit that year for the same issue.
E.R doc recommended "Soap-on-a-rope" in her discharge instructions....
I'm sure this will only get more interesting as time progresses....