Obamacare Update: The impact of healthcare for ‘all’ (from the right wing)

ABBY GOODNOUGH reports for mobile New York Times from San Diego: The impact of healthcare for ‘all’ – Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage

“SAN DIEGO — Dr. Ted Mazer is one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in this region who treat low-income people on Medicaid, so many of his patients travel long distances to see him.

But now, as California’s Medicaid program is preparing for a major expansion under President Obama’s health care law, Dr. Mazer says he cannot accept additional patients under the government insurance program for a simple reason: It does not pay enough.

“It’s a bad situation that is likely to be made worse,” he said…..”

The right-wing owned, and media led society in the USA is trying to justify a downgrading or rejection of Obamacare before figures show the number of lives that can be saved.. If the citizens read these reports retrospectively  some may,  perhaps, understand how biased they were..

Just to show an example of news on Obamacare from The Jamestown Sun in a few weeks of October look here. (there are many pages so just page through to read the invective) The Rapid City Journal from South Dakota is little different, and somehow I doubt any of the id west or bible belt newspapers will demonstrate contrition when the lives of Americans are patently saved.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

1 thought on “Obamacare Update: The impact of healthcare for ‘all’ (from the right wing)

  1. Pingback: A health service is a statement of Social Policy for a society. The US may be changing attitude. | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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