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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 07:45 AM
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3. So, are they going to send me a euthanasia pill so I can go
out with dignity or must I go mindless in pain.
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  -Its Official. Medicare is on Death Row. Scheduled to Walk that Last Mile on December 31, 2011. McCamy Taylor  Nov-10-11 07:04 AM   #0 
  - Recommended.  NYC_SKP   Nov-10-11 07:30 AM   #1 
  - not all doctors are overpaid  alc   Nov-10-11 07:42 AM   #2 
  - And they have to pay off their student loans as well  n2doc   Nov-10-11 07:52 AM   #5 
  - I know of no GP who can "barely make ends meet."  WinkyDink   Nov-10-11 08:35 AM   #9 
     - I Do n/t  n2doc   Nov-10-11 08:38 AM   #11 
     - I do. Me. But I choose to work at a public health clinic, because the poor and uninsured  McCamy Taylor   Nov-10-11 01:55 PM   #33 
        - you are absolutely right.  tomp   Nov-11-11 05:40 AM   #54 
  - Lately I've noticed more and more doctors without an office staff.  emcguffie   Nov-10-11 10:09 AM   #16 
  - So, are they going to send me a euthanasia pill so I can go  Downwinder   Nov-10-11 07:45 AM   #3 
  - What do you think? Pain is money in the bank for many doctors.  Javaman   Nov-10-11 09:14 AM   #12 
     - If you got caught in the back pain/medication cycle, go to  JDPriestly   Nov-10-11 11:21 PM   #46 
        - I think you missed the point.  Javaman   Nov-11-11 07:51 AM   #55 
  - "The Obama administration is doing everything it can."  inna   Nov-10-11 07:49 AM   #4 
  - Slavery is freedom.  Javaman   Nov-10-11 09:15 AM   #13 
  - You don't understand the meaning of overhead. There are direct costs and there are  county worker   Nov-10-11 08:02 AM   #6 
  - Sometimes I wonder how Dr.'s who take insurance make money.  dotymed   Nov-10-11 11:22 AM   #20 
  - You are right. The billing rate has nothing to do with the amount of reimbursement  county worker   Nov-10-11 12:28 PM   #27 
  - My wife does billing for her office - medicare is much less than 20% of private insurance  joeglow3   Nov-10-11 12:19 PM   #25 
  - A lot is based on the insurance company's reimbursement schedule  county worker   Nov-10-11 12:26 PM   #26 
  - Overhead is salaries. Because of insurance demands, one doctor will need  McCamy Taylor   Nov-10-11 02:10 PM   #34 
  - Prepare to see more of this then  Generic Other   Nov-10-11 08:21 AM   #7 
  - Sorry , Doctors are not overpaid. Facilities, drug makers and insurance companies are.  Firebrand Gary   Nov-10-11 08:24 AM   #8 
  - Doctors deserve every penny they make/earn. Unless there are people here who think something  WinkyDink   Nov-10-11 08:37 AM   #10 
     - In 1997 there were nearly 800,000 iatrogenic deaths in the USA..  Fumesucker   Nov-10-11 09:29 AM   #15 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Nov-10-11 09:26 AM   #14 
  - Un recommend because the OP is oversimplified and does not represent reality.  county worker   Nov-10-11 10:38 AM   #17 
  - +1  Islandlife   Nov-10-11 10:51 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 11:19 AM   #19 
  - A little research and reading would not lead to the OP's conclusions.  county worker   Nov-10-11 11:37 AM   #21 
     - Still nothing to back up your words.  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 11:56 AM   #22 
        - Your not worth responding to anymore. You don't set the terms of a discussion.  county worker   Nov-10-11 12:04 PM   #23 
        - You're not worth reading anymore.  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 01:24 PM   #28 
        - Here is a paper I wrote explaining how Medicare reimburses a hospital for a bed day.  county worker   Nov-10-11 12:08 PM   #24 
           - So? What does any of that have to do with the OP?  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 01:26 PM   #29 
  - I recommended because views like yours are limited and inchoate.  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 01:36 PM   #31 
  - I never said that. You are arguing against a thing in your mind that doesn't exist.  county worker   Nov-10-11 03:37 PM   #37 
     - Then what was your post all about? Why fuss if you agree with the OP?  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 05:49 PM   #39 
     - Thank you, County Worker. Virtually everyone here is with you on that.  JDPriestly   Nov-10-11 11:33 PM   #48 
  - I have a Master Public Health and many years experience in both private and group practice.  McCamy Taylor   Nov-10-11 03:07 PM   #35 
  - But, but. She works in an office.... you know  Jakes Progress   Nov-10-11 08:27 PM   #40 
  - Text removed by DUer. Question answered.  JDPriestly   Nov-10-11 11:25 PM   #47 
  - We're still expecting Democrats to "do something about it " .... ?????  defendandprotect   Nov-10-11 01:34 PM   #30 
  - In general, doctors have figured out insurance isn't the way to go -- damaging to all of us ....  defendandprotect   Nov-10-11 01:38 PM   #32 
  - "Concierge" medicine is the next big thing. Docs closing their practice and providing care  McCamy Taylor   Nov-10-11 03:44 PM   #38 
     - It's natural progression --- an end result of the dollar bill chasing --  defendandprotect   Nov-10-11 10:30 PM   #42 
     - dupe  defendandprotect   Nov-10-11 10:30 PM   #43 
     - I wonder how many med students would be black market doctors, not in a bad  StarsInHerHair   Nov-11-11 04:41 AM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-11 03:10 PM   #36 
  - And so is Medicare  rucognizant   Nov-10-11 09:20 PM   #41 
  - My very, very elderly mom did not use Medicare until the past few years,  JDPriestly   Nov-10-11 11:37 PM   #49 
  - Doctors' and clinics have already seen a drop in income thanks to high out of pocket insurance  dflprincess   Nov-10-11 10:55 PM   #44 
  - Agreed. Becerra's wife is a doctor, but she went to medical school  JDPriestly   Nov-10-11 11:18 PM   #45 
  - Your impression of doctors is very dated  SixthSense   Nov-11-11 01:42 AM   #50 
  - I've watched doctors refuse to take on Medicare patients for a decade now.  freshwest   Nov-11-11 01:46 AM   #51 
  - Why the FUCK does anyone ever think that just hitting on providers will control expenses?  eridani   Nov-11-11 05:25 AM   #53 

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