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2013-07-19 02:12:17 PM
Obamacare forced Disney to make The Lone Ranger and John Carter.
 
2013-07-19 02:13:01 PM
My dr retired because of obamacare. If I go see him now it would be awkward.
 
2013-07-19 02:14:11 PM

Nhojwolfe: Dr's worth any weight are going to break up into pods and you are going to have to pay 3-6 k a year just for the right to say this is my Dr.

Obama care is going to mess up medical care big time


This has been happening for awhile now. My wife is a specialist, couple years ago she and 7 or 8 other joined together to run their own clinic. First thing they did was opt out of accepting Medicare. They're looking at not accepting insurance, period. It's happening all over.
 
2013-07-19 02:14:57 PM

ii_hctub: My dr retired because of obamacare. If I go see him now it would be awkward.


Your doctor was a moron then.  Good riddance.
 
2013-07-19 02:15:00 PM
My Fark Independent™ friends had the insurance for their small business jump by something like 200 percent year to year after Obamacare passed (but long before it was implemented). Rather than blaming their rip-off insurance company, they of course blamed Obama. Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-07-19 02:17:24 PM
My doctor told me I should quit smoking, drinking, and snorting cocaine. Also I have herpes and borderline high blood pressure.

Thanks a lot, Obama.
 
2013-07-19 02:18:29 PM
This is no different than switching health care plans at work.  Some doctors might not be in your list of providers.  Not some evil socialist plot.
 
2013-07-19 02:18:40 PM
I remember having to change my doctor 3 times as my company's insurance plan changed. Nothing is certain. Do people really believe that premiums were going down before Obamacare?
 
2013-07-19 02:19:02 PM

Begoggle: Under almost any company health plan, there is a chance you can't keep your own doctor.
So?
It's not like "your doctor" does a damn thing anyhow.  If you have a problem, you see a specialist.


My doctor briefs me on how to lie convincingly to the specialist. A lot of times when I go in with a sore shoulder, I don't realize that it's actually crippling pain that's keeping me away from work and could become an expensive chronic condition.

On the downside, it takes 3-4 days to get an appointment. So I usually only see him when I'm not sick.
 
2013-07-19 02:19:13 PM
"He said he was going to bring change! Bet you didn't realize he'd be changing your doctor for you!"

trololol lol lol lol lol

/drtfa
 
2013-07-19 02:20:15 PM
The super hot physician's assistant at my family doctor gave me a physical for work and I got a weird semi-boner, and had to find a new doctor.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-07-19 02:22:50 PM
Obamacare gave me an UFIA and made out with my mom.
 
2013-07-19 02:23:11 PM
Watch a real doctor shut up the Koch brothers in under two minutes.  I think it would be so neat if all the people screaming and yelling about how everyone is going to marked with the number of the beast and eaten by doctors because of Obamacare would actually READ a little bit about the Affordable Care Act before believing what their conservative "think tank" overlords tell them is the truth.
 
2013-07-19 02:23:21 PM

MrBallou: Aarontology: I am unable to see my old doctor thanks to Obamacare.

Some of the anti-fraud provisions in it were responsible for finding out he'd scammed Medicare for over $750,000 by billing them for patients that didn't exist or procedures he didn't perform.

My idiot-brother-in-law and his other OT friends hate Obamacare and their discussions about how much money it's going to lose them basically come down to this. The down side of reforming the health care system in order to lower costs is that people who have been unfairly gaming the system for profit won't be able to any more.

I feel soiled after listening to them talk.


You probably felt the way that I felt after talking to my dad complain about the ACA who is head of HR at a hospital who has a 6 figure income and a Cadillac health care plan and is upset that he will have to pay a tax on his pacemaker that saved his life. (he's upset about other things under the law as well, but that one bothered me the most)
 
2013-07-19 02:23:41 PM

ii_hctub: My dr retired because of obamacare. If I go see him now it would be awkward.


Especially sans pants.

Thanks Obama...
 
2013-07-19 02:24:16 PM

meat0918: Mine looks like a young Christopher Reeves + mullet.  I'm keeping him.


When he eventually splits into red and blue variants, which will you choose?

/Obscure?
 
2013-07-19 02:24:30 PM

robohobo: Nhojwolfe: Dr's worth any weight are going to break up into pods and you are going to have to pay 3-6 k a year just for the right to say this is my Dr.

Obama care is going to mess up medical care big time

This has been happening for awhile now. My wife

Morgan Fairchild, is a specialist, couple years ago she and 7 or 8 other really hot doctor specialists joined together to run their own clinic. First thing they did was opt out of accepting Medicare. They're looking at not accepting insurance, period. It's happening all over.

They didn't always forgo accepting insurance. No, when they were real doctors, they told the truth. But then one day, they got caught stealing money from Medicare. They lied. They told Medicare that it was homework - that OBAMA  told them to do it. And then they quit! Yeah, that's what happened!
 
2013-07-19 02:24:46 PM

robohobo: Nhojwolfe: Dr's worth any weight are going to break up into pods and you are going to have to pay 3-6 k a year just for the right to say this is my Dr.

Obama care is going to mess up medical care big time

This has been happening for awhile now. My wife is a specialist, couple years ago she and 7 or 8 other joined together to run their own clinic. First thing they did was opt out of accepting Medicare. They're looking at not accepting insurance, period. It's happening all over.


So your wife hates money?   Have her call the local hospital on the collection rates of cash only patients.   Hint: It's not good, unless she thinks selling the debt for $.03 on the dollar to a collections agency is a good return rate for services.
 
2013-07-19 02:25:20 PM
Under Obamacare, you can finally afford to see a doctor.
 
2013-07-19 02:25:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-19 02:25:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: What doctor? I go to urgent care since I don't have any chronic illnesses.


And I'm sure that will ALWAYS be the case for the entirety of your perfect life.  Good thing you'll be able to GET insurance once you discover you DO have a chronic illness/massive injury.

/never went to the doctor
//have had three surgeries in five years
 
2013-07-19 02:26:47 PM

Voiceofreason01: and buried WAY at the bottom of the article it notes that "Obamacare" does not in any way effect who your doctor is as that's decided by you and your insurance company.


beakgeek: This is no different than switching health care plans at work.  Some doctors might not be in your list of providers.  Not some evil socialist plot.


free_xenu: Every time my company changes insurance providers, I am forced to pick a new in-plan doctor.


Exactly.  If we had single payer, than maybe the government might tell you.  The healthcare insurance system is so f'ed up.  Why is it tied to employment?  Shortened reason: because of wage controls in WWII.  For crying out loud.  Can't we graduate beyond the 1940s?  Why not let us all have access to the deal the congress does? OH YEAH BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUCH A CUSH DEAL IT WOULD BREAK THE BANK!

/end rand
 
2013-07-19 02:27:20 PM

impaler: SecretAgentWoman: /this is getting old, and I know it's only starting - the deliberate misinformation

Which brings up the point: if Republican ideas are so good bad, why do they always have to lie to make them look good does Obama keep implementing them.? Always.


FTFY
 
2013-07-19 02:28:27 PM
Obvious tag because anything coming from The Weekly Standard is obviously a trolltastic pile of shiat?
 
2013-07-19 02:28:46 PM

teenytinycornteeth: Watch a real doctor shut up the Koch brothers in under two minutes.  I think it would be so neat if all the people screaming and yelling about how everyone is going to marked with the number of the beast and eaten by doctors because of Obamacare would actually READ a little bit about the Affordable Care Act before believing what their conservative "think tank" overlords tell them is the truth.


Kinda reminds me of an argument I had with my parents about it. They claimed every doctor would quit because of how little Medicare pays, ect... Then my wife, who works in a doctor's office told them private insurance often pays less and is far more of a pain in the ass.They responded with "Well, I mean, that must be an isolated example".

I've come to realize that it's best to just let them fume and get it out of their system. Then put them down for a nap.
 
2013-07-19 02:29:36 PM

DubtodaIll: Peter von Nostrand: DubtodaIll: I like how all the point with which they sold obamacare to the public are all turning out to be lies. Now if only people who give a crap.

Sounds serious. Do tell......

It's endemic of our entire political system. Everything that's sold to the public is never the whole truth. It's unacceptable.


What, specifically, were you lied to about?
 
2013-07-19 02:29:44 PM
Depending on the plan you choose

That's amazing! If I choose a plan that doesn't support my current doctor, I won't be able to see my current doctor any more!

Next, you'll be telling me that if I take off my jeans to put on khakis, that I won't be wearing my jeans any more! Scandalous! Outrage!
 
2013-07-19 02:29:56 PM
Well Obamacare is awesome, right?  That's why many provisions are being pushed off for another year pass mid-term elections.
 
2013-07-19 02:30:27 PM
2016 "Under Obamacare, you don't get to see a doctor"
 
2013-07-19 02:30:42 PM
Obamacare drank all my beer and knocked up my girlfriend.   Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-07-19 02:31:49 PM
I don't get the attachment to specific doctors. Now I understand if the one you're going to is fixing your problems that you like them. Nothing says the doctor across the street won't be able to do the same.  I pick based on convenience, if one moves his office or I move, I pick another. That's why they have records is so that is pretty seamless.
 
2013-07-19 02:32:20 PM

Publikwerks: ii_hctub: My dr retired because of obamacare. If I go see him now it would be awkward.

Especially sans pants.

Thanks Obama...


I can clearly see you're nuts!
 
2013-07-19 02:34:26 PM

Publikwerks: teenytinycornteeth: Watch a real doctor shut up the Koch brothers in under two minutes.  I think it would be so neat if all the people screaming and yelling about how everyone is going to marked with the number of the beast and eaten by doctors because of Obamacare would actually READ a little bit about the Affordable Care Act before believing what their conservative "think tank" overlords tell them is the truth.

Kinda reminds me of an argument I had with my parents about it. They claimed every doctor would quit because of how little Medicare pays, ect... Then my wife, who works in a doctor's office told them private insurance often pays less and is far more of a pain in the ass.They responded with "Well, I mean, that must be an isolated example".

I've come to realize that it's best to just let them fume and get it out of their system. Then put them down for a nap.


I briefly considered posting this video on my facebook, but I could predict the response from at least six people on my feed and I didn't feel like going through all the "fartbama" comments and accusations of me rubbing my "education" in their face.
 
2013-07-19 02:35:31 PM
I'm about to get another Doctor next fall:

upload.wikimedia.org

/Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-07-19 02:35:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-19 02:35:42 PM

SecretAgentWoman: and I know it's only starting - the deliberate misinformation.


Where the hell were you that you missed the last four years of constant, deliberate misinformation?
 
2013-07-19 02:38:53 PM
You may not be at risk for HIV, nor sick at all,  but by executive order the US Gov't directs clinicians to test all citizens anyways.
It will save money.   Bring down costs....

My daughter is in PA school,  we welcome your money.   Thanks!

/Mo' money
//mo' money
 
2013-07-19 02:41:37 PM
Doctor?

I haven't been able to see a doctor in years. My last several employers didn't offer health care. One of my current gigs does, but it's Starbridge and it's awful and not worth it considering how little they actually cover (I'm better off paying out of pocket if I ever have an emergency, because they cover less per year than I'd spend on insurance in a couple years.)

So forgive me if I don't cry for all you folks who might have to switch doctors. It might be nice to have a choice like that. Boo hoo. You might have to have someone else make you better if you're ill. That sounds rough.
 
2013-07-19 02:41:46 PM
I like how ObamaCare is slowly being eased in... instead of having it just rammed all in at once.

considerate
 
2013-07-19 02:42:35 PM
It's really on your doctor, take it up with them.
 
2013-07-19 02:44:19 PM

hardinparamedic: The owners LITERALLY spent it on hookers and blow.


Of course they did. Dirty money can only be spent on dirty things.
 
2013-07-19 02:44:28 PM
Folks, until somebody with some actual drag says "Look, this is all bullsh*t.  We're gonna put a cap of costs for all inpatient procedures, medications and outpatient visits, we're gonna jack taxes up about, yeah 3% across the board and from now on, everybody gets what they need to stay alive and well, just like the rest of the first world", it's all bullsh*t, it's all a con and it's all just people moving the money to a different square on the felt.  And it doesn't matter if a f*cking pound of gravel is in the oval office as to how the new con works.
 
2013-07-19 02:44:38 PM
I am a conservative. I don't need a doctor. Really, I have no family doctor and could prescribe myself meds as needed if it weren't for the cartel of doctors controlling all of the antibiotics.
 
2013-07-19 02:45:19 PM
I am, unfortunately, forced to see a number of doctors fairly regularly, and all are extremely upset about the ACA. Also, maybe I'm a little confused, but while I was (pre-employment) paying $650 a month for medical insurance, I don't feel like $500 (same ACA insurance in NYC) is an incredible jump towards affordable. More like a way to keep someone from going completely broke for an extra half a month.
 
2013-07-19 02:45:25 PM

Publikwerks: I've come to realize that it's best to just let them fume and get it out of their system. Then put them down for a nap.


FTFY

Save everyone and yourself the hassle and future expense
 
2013-07-19 02:47:07 PM

xaldin: I don't get the attachment to specific doctors. Now I understand if the one you're going to is fixing your problems that you like them. Nothing says the doctor across the street won't be able to do the same.  I pick based on convenience, if one moves his office or I move, I pick another. That's why they have records is so that is pretty seamless.


I never got it either until I found a doctor that I liked. It turns out I'm crazy-allergic to Seattle and saw my current doc for the first time after I'd had 5 sinus infections in 6 months. He listened to my rambling story medical history regarding allergies and agreed that what had worked for me in the past in other cities just wasn't cutting it here in Seattle. Meanwhile, the doctors I'd seen over the prior 2 years (because I was sick all the damn time) completely blew me off. Clearly I don't know what the fark I'm talking about because it's not like I'm the one living with this. The new doc asked me if I'd been to the doctor for all 5 sinus infections and when I said, "No, none of the docs I saw ever took me seriously and didn't care that it was my third or fourth illness in as many months" he nodded his head because he knows so many doctors just don't give a fark because sinus infections are boring unless your eye is popping out. (Yes, that can happen.)
 
2013-07-19 02:47:36 PM

Demonrats: I am a conservative. I don't need a doctor. Really, I have no family doctor and could prescribe myself meds as needed if it weren't for the cartel of doctors controlling all of the antibiotics.


I recommend colloidal silver, you'll never get sick again. Plus the health cartel hasn't managed to hide it from free thinking rugged individualists like you and me.
 
2013-07-19 02:47:56 PM

Red Beard: ii_hctub: My dr retired because of obamacare. If I go see him now it would be awkward.

Your doctor was a moron then.  Good riddance.


He was probably scamming medicare for tons of money and decided to get while the gettin' was good.

My friend is a doctor, and his company regularly charged medicare for a "surgical procedure" whenever he went and clipped patient's toenails when he was examining their feet.
 
2013-07-19 02:48:01 PM
Obamacare ran over my dog.
 
2013-07-19 02:48:16 PM
So I have to pick a doctor the health plan will approve of?
Like my current health plan?
Like my last health plan?
And the one before that?
Like everybody elses health plan?

That is SO unfair.
 
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