Hello to all you grand wonderful people who are just amazing to come see me. And that is the truth. I see that people come here and read the stuff I post and I think…maybe it is worth the effort and I am not just talking to my self. Which I tend to do by the way. LOL
I was reading my cartoon pages and some troll was on there yelping about how now that the health care law has been up held all the doctors and providers will just leave the country. That is a lie. A myth. A scare tactic.
I work in the health care industry. I am the unit secretary / C.N.A. Advanced of the surgical Intensive care unit of a major hospital. S.I.C.U. So I can tell you what I hear and know about the health care providers and the hospital.
I have only heard two doctors complain about the health care law, and it was because both of them have huge incomes and investments from insurance companies which will now be required to place a certain percentage of the money they collect into actual giving of health care. We do this with some charities like those who run bingo to benefit a group or cause. They are required to give a certain amount of the money to the cause so you don’t get scammed. Same with the Casinos. The law on the slot machines says each machine must pay out a percentage of what it collects. Again to keep you from being scammed.
Two doctors out of hundreds, and to let you know each of those doctors right now have incomes greater than 3 million. I know this about one at least as he told me he makes so much money he doesn’t pay taxes, that paying taxes is for poor slobs like me. I was so happy to be talking to him.
All the other doctors I have talked to are happy to different degrees with the law, it will actually help them get paid for treatments they don’t get paid for now, but have to provide. Also our country still pays our Doctors far more than other countries, most for less work. I have dozens of doctors who come to the ICU, work in the ICU who were trained over seas yet came here because this is where they “could get rich”. I asked a doctor from India why he did not practice medicine there and he said he ” makes a ton more money here and doesn’t have to work any where near as much for it”.
Doctors are not going to stop being doctors for this law, it helps most of them get paid for covering things the insurance companies did not cover or pay for that the doctor had to treat and eat the cost of his time and effort for. It will help hospitals recover expenses right now that the insurance companies simply ignore. One reason the Hospital has to charge so much is to get revenue to cover what they wont get paid for.
Really we need a single payer plan. Don’t tell me that is socialist, look the word up. It is something all other developed countries and a few not in that club do. It is good for the people, good for the country and good for BUSINESSES. Think of how much better a company would be if they did not have to worry about employee heath costs..both providing it and the time off sick people take because they don’t have preventive care.
Look some things should be run as corporations and businesses. Their job is to make a product and to sell it, making profit as they do. Two things that should never be run that way…health care and Government. Both are to aid, assist, improve the lives of the people. Both are not to make money, but to provide services. There is a big difference.
I wish all of you a happy and HEALTHY life. many Hugs