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John Deering

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 9 months ago

    as most of signups for O’care are being shunted into Medicaid (state responsibility) and Washington state is putting the vast majority into Medicaid and the feds only pay a doctor $4 per visit for Medicaid patients….of course any sane doctor that paid fortunes for a medical education can be expected to stop taking Medicaid patients.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    That’s a very slow loading 1 Kb file!

  3. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I don’t think disgustedtaxpayer meant it so, but her post is a real insult to the physicians I know…and I know a lot of them.

  4. lbalch

    lbalch said, 9 months ago

    @NFLRedskins

    That’s what I want, a Dr. who chose his profession for the monetary rewards.

  5. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 9 months ago

    Obama lied.


    He said I could keep my doctor.


    Well, my doctor died. (Lung cancer from smoking.) And now I have to find a new doctor.


    Obama lied.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    Some of us remember the halcyon days when smoke wafted up from under his desk as your doctor gave you a stern lecture about how you were going to have to stop smoking.

  7. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @lbalch

    I want a doctor smart enough to be able to stay in business. None of my doctors are accepting new Medi-Cal (medicaid) patients; the reimbursement is too little and too late.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    We are short on doctors to keep up with the added workload of folks signing up for ACA, or so the articles say. However, considering my mom’s doctor being paid by Medicaid and Supplemental for his “visits” (often actually his P.A.s) is getting his full billing between Medicaid and her supplemental, which is paid out of her Social Security check, her only income.


    Workload may be having doctors turning down new patients, the there’s no rationale for saying it’s because they aren’t being paid enough. Now, folks NOT getting SS, or SSI, and without employer assisted health insurance, as in NO insurance? Maybe a little.


    Another point here: while DOCTOR numbers are down, folks aren’t paying attention to how many folks are now seen by Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and others in the “medical community” that insurance companies like because costs are reduced (even though premiums are NOT!).

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Of course, we could do something rational like make it possible to go to medical school without having a load of debt when you finish. As I remember, way back when (I’m old) Kentucky had a program for those who wanted to become physicians to get essentially a free medical education if they agreed to work 5 years in the under-serviced and impoverished areas of Kentucky. I don’t think that program is still in effect, but I know a fair number of pre-meds and med students to whom this kind of option would appeal…not least because they go into this profession to serve and be of value to the community, not to make big bucks. I see it in some of my young colleagues who have volunteered globally to serve in places where they are desperately needed. And really, where do you think Doctors without Borders gets people for their programs? There is a tremendous pool of young people (and even some of us old farts who are still able) who want to make a meaningful difference to the world.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    “I don’t think disgustedtaxpayer meant it so, but her post is a real insult to the physicians I know…and I know a lot of them.”
    -
    All of dt’s posts are intended to express hatred for Obama. Anything beyond that is superfluous.

  11. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Seeing a real doctor will become rare. Lots of doctors have decided not to accept any new Medicare patients. They obviously will not be accepting Obama and Medicaid patients.

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    My doctor is in. Nearly all of the doctors in the region are in, but a couple of minor “stabilize and transport” hospitals have been left out. But that’s not about Obamacare — that’s about insurance companies hoping to sabotage Obamacare.

  13. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    Tigger, you do not know what you are talking about (as usual). I grew up in Kentucky, I looked into the possibility of participating in that program. I decided that I was not cut out to be a physician and went to grad school instead. Would you kindly realize sometime that you haven’t a clue about other people whom you do not know personally?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    Actually this was a fictional movie called Lone Star and it was Texas not Alaska.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Would you kindly realize sometime that you haven’t a clue about other people whom you do not know personally?

    Aren’t you the same fella who had the audacity to tell me I wasn’t a liberal when I was younger on Alcaraz?

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