Monday, November 26, 2012

Welcome to the New Reality

A recent article from PJ media entitled “A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law” points out just a few of the problems we can expect from Obamacare. These issues will be typical of any “service” which the Government mandates to its citizens.
When Free isn’t Free

The article written by a physician, Dr. Peter Weiss, who points out that while Obamacare promises a “free” annual exam, you can’t ask any questions about any new issues which may have arisen sine your last yearly exam.
I have now posted a notice in my office and each exam room stating exactly what ObamaCare will cover for those yearly visits. Remember Obama promised this as a free exam — no co-pay, no deductible, no charge. That’s fine and dandy if you are healthy and have no complaints. However, we are obligated by law to code specifically for the reason of the visit. An annual exam is one specific code; you can not mix this with another code, say, for rectal bleeding. This annual visit covers the exam and “discussion about the status of previously diagnosed stable conditions.” That’s the exact wording under that code — insurance will not cover any new ailment under that code.If you have a new ailment, you need to make a new appointment, and then you will be charged for a new visit, not to mention the wait, rescheduling, time off from work, etc. you will need to endure, while still being sick.

And while the doctor can’t talk to about your current problems, Weiss points out that:
On top of all of that, doctors will be obligated — that’s right, obligated — to talk to you about things you may have no interest or need to talk about.
Care to know about your right to get birth control even though you have had the “plumbing” removed? How about you non-smokers – ready for the lecture on the hazards of smoking? This is the new reality folks.

Some Statistics

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An opinion piece  on the Fox News site points out some of the misconceptions on universal healthcare and what is happening in some of the countries which have nationalized healthcare. Here is one that jumped out from our northern neighbors:
Barua calculated that 941,321 Canadians in 2011 waited 9.5 weeks on average for necessary treatment, plus 9 weeks between GP and specialist…four months after seeing a doctor
This is what the new reality is going to be with Obamacare, and unless we stop the madness, it could grow to other areas of our lives as well. If we allow Congress, the President or any special interest groups to mandate what we need to purchase we will lose our freedom to choose what we believe is best for us and our families. Contrary to what our elected officials would like us to believe, the government does not know more than we do.
With your support of the Mandate Amendment, we can help reverse the trend to more government control and keep free enterprise as the backbone of this country. 

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