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Will YOUR Doctor Still Be Practicing?

20 April 2010, 8:08 am. 5 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

Doctors in the US Vowing to Quit Or Retire
ObamaCare Driving Doctors out of Business!

by J. D. Longstreet

What if you went to school for 6 to 8 years to earn your medical degree? Suppose you had HUGE student loans to pay off as well as set up a practice and purchase the necessary equipment you need as a doctor to treat your patients properly — and suppose you had to submit to more training practically every year of your career to stay abreast of new treatments, new equipment, and new federal and state laws pertaining to your practice of medicine.

Just suppose you did all of the above and then wake up one morning to find that you were no longer a private physician, no longer a small business owner, no longer your own boss, but a government bureaucrat taking orders on how to practice medicine, how and with which government approved treatment plan you are allowed to treat your trusting patients. What would YOU do? Huh? I THOUGHT SO! You’d quit, right?

Read the entire post here!

I, personally, know of doctors that have already retired, or are planning to retire, once ObamaCare goes into full effect. There are consequences for actions, and evidently, someone up in D.C. didn’t really think this whole thing through. If they all wanted to be doctors, so they could decide how to treat patients, then they all should have gone to medical school instead of law school, where the vast majority of them spent their money. (Hmmm….wonder if they all paid off their student loans?)

When the Obama administration, and those far left lib types in Congress claimed the A.M.A. supports the socializing of the medical world, they failed to mention that that organization has less than 30% of the doctors practicing in the U.S. as members. In 1935, they were completely against Nationalized Health Care.  What changed?

“The cause of national health insurance lay dead, victim of conservative forces led by the American Medical Association (AMA).” (source)

This whole dog and pony show, that will destroy the best medical care in the world, is nothing but a union push for socialism.

J.S. links to this article from sourcing the very left leaning New England Journal of Medicine:

The New England Journal of Medicine reports in its March-April 2010 issue that 46.3% of Primary Care Physicians will likely leave the practice of medicine if ObamaCare passes.

That is nearly half.  HALF!  Will your doctor be one of them?  Yet, D’Bama is still going around the country campaigning for his socialized medicine, even though he signed the bill into law last month.  They keep telling us we just don’t understand.  We’ll like it once we know what is in the bill.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” – Joseph Goebbels

So, D’Bama administration, and his drooling minions in Congress are taking their cues from Joseph Goebbels? How very inconvenient for them! Contrary to what the media will spin, WE are not ignorant. WE do not buy into the “oh, everything will be great once our plans are all laid out, and you will be happier for it” propaganda.  Even though they are trying very hard to control what is available through a variety of sources, including the internet, right now, we have a great deal of information at our fingertips, and are far from the intellectually stunted masses, needing a ‘fuhrer’ to tell us what to think.  If the left doesn’t like being compared to the Nazis, perhaps they should stop behaving like them?

Obama’s “health care reform” is just one of many BIG LIES!  Stimulus?  Jobs?  Tax and Cap?  Seriously people!  Snap out of your stupor and smell the cappuccino!

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  1. Allen. 21 April 2010, 1:36 am

    “Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of ‘emergency’.”– Herbert Hoover
    I propose to you that the health care bill is specifically designed to fail. These Socialists want to create massive doctor shortages and terribly inefficient/poor medical care  at every level so the Single Payer Trojan horse can come to the rescue. As the bill begins to take effect and things go poorly, the Left and their sycophants in the media will argue that capitalism is what is ruining the proper distribution of health care and the only real solution to fix the ailing  system will be total Single Payer. It’s easy to create an emergency, obfuscate it’s source & then show up to offer the only rescue available, when the media is in your pocket.
    And (NOT) coincidentally:  ‘if you give us Single Payer we’ll use the newly acquired Student Loan program to offer discounted tuitions to incentivise young collectivist minds into filling those badly needed Dr. positions. In fact, if you’re willing to give us enough power maybe we’ll even throw in a little Tort reform too.’ (It’s OK to have lawyers screwing up private medicine, bit when the government takes the reigns, well then those lawyers will need to be kept in check.)
    For every government created problem there is a government solution!
    PS: thanks for the Beck postings. I recently lost a lot of work and cable TV had to hit the budget’s chopping block. Sure do miss Beck’s daily dose of truth telling.
    Take care,

  2. olbroad. 21 April 2010, 7:53 am

    I think you are VERY right.  Didn’t one of the weasels up there in D.C. say this was just the first step to single payer?  Can’t remember who it was now.  Need more coffee.  :)

    You’re welcome.  I know I am “preaching to the choir”, but I do have some hope that a few of my lefter readers will start getting the idea that we’ve been right, and they’ve been so very wrong.  :?  Sorry to hear that things are getting rough.  It’s happening to way too many people.  I’d really like to see this “recovery” they keep talking about.  sigh…

  3. allen. 22 April 2010, 5:19 pm

    twas my very fave human being, Barney Frank most recently. It’s under “single payer action confronts Barney Frank” @ youtube.

    an older bit of honesty is from Rep. Jan Schakowsky: “Rep Jan Schakowsky pushes single payer healthcare” @ youtube.

    I tried to post the links for you but your filter said I was behaving too “spammy”. (which is totally rediculus cuz I haven’t had any of that canned meat stuf since I was a Cub Scout)

  4. allen. 22 April 2010, 5:24 pm

    make that “ridiculous”

    sory 4 ne spellin heirs

  5. olbroad. 22 April 2010, 7:14 pm

    Heh.  I rather like the original spelling.  :D

    Hmm…  not sure why it would do that, since you’re an “approved” commenter.  But now that you mention it, I do remember both those videos now.