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(Bloomberg)   Doctors are preparing for the massive influx of patients once Obamacare goes into full effect. "It's like we're handing out bus tickets and the bus is already full"   (bloomberg.com) divider line 319
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2013-09-24 08:54:29 AM
Exactly. What the government should say in a situation like that is, "Sorry, farkers, guess you losers should have bought a bus ticket a long time ago, huh? Nyah."
 
2013-09-24 08:59:38 AM
I needs me some free baindaids and oxyconton.!!
Fo mah babbydaddy.
 
2013-09-24 09:00:16 AM
Republican Jesus no doubt wants these people to crawl back in their holes and die quietly out of sight. Oh, and let's cut food stamps and give the rich another tax break, because why the f*ck not right?
 
2013-09-24 09:17:57 AM

Weaver95: Republican Jesus no doubt wants these people to crawl back in their holes and die quietly out of sight. Oh, and let's cut food stamps and give the rich another tax break, because why the f*ck not right?


Don't forget the lucrative contracts for the military hardware manufacturers!
 
2013-09-24 09:21:09 AM
How dare these people go see a doctor.
 
2013-09-24 09:23:42 AM
Sorry assholes, we're fresh out of health care!
 
2013-09-24 09:29:10 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: Sorry assholes, we're fresh out of health care!


yeah, let them use the emergency room as a doctor and let us pay for it when they can't! it's worked so well before! besides, preventative care is for pussies, amirite!
 
2013-09-24 09:31:45 AM
"It's like we're handing out bus tickets and the bus is already full"

Sounds like they need a double dutch bus...

/Wizzo, izzay, izzle in da zouble dizzutch...
 
2013-09-24 09:38:45 AM
Y2K was supposed to be gnarly too.
 
2013-09-24 09:38:53 AM
If you're passing out condoms and superglue labeled as lube, I'm all for it.
 
2013-09-24 09:38:55 AM

FlashHarry: Bareefer Obonghit: Sorry assholes, we're fresh out of health care!

yeah, let them use the emergency room as a doctor and let us pay for it when they can't! it's worked so well before! besides, preventative care is for pussies, amirite!


Emergency room? What kind of pussy uses an emergency room? The poors can just rub some dirt on it and pray for healing like True American Patriots always did before Traitorbama!
 
2013-09-24 09:39:25 AM
Riding in the bus to the hospital and the place was pretty packed
Couldn't find a seat so I had to stand with the sickies in the back
It was smelling like a 'mergency room, there was blood all over the floor
We're already packed in like sardines and we're stopping to pick up more.....

/apologies to Weird Al
 
2013-09-24 09:40:19 AM

UberDave: "It's like we're handing out bus tickets and the bus is already full"

Sounds like they need a double dutch bus...

/Wizzo, izzay, izzle in da zouble dizzutch...


i161.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-24 09:40:20 AM
So doctors are expecting Obamacare will cause many more people to get sick? Thanks, Obama
 
2013-09-24 09:40:31 AM
many with chronic medical conditions that have gone untreated for years.

Hmmmm....I wonder why those medical conditions went untreated.
 
2013-09-24 09:40:35 AM
If the bus is full, why are all the doctors around here only open a half-day on Fridays?
 
2013-09-24 09:41:00 AM
Isn't this a good problem to have?
 
2013-09-24 09:41:06 AM
Pre-existing humans aren't covered.
PSYCH!
 
2013-09-24 09:41:11 AM

FlashHarry: Bareefer Obonghit: Sorry assholes, we're fresh out of health care!

yeah, let them use the emergency room as a doctor and let us pay for it when they can't! it's worked so well before! besides, preventative care is for pussies, amirite!


All those sick people are just a drain on society anyways. The true ayn randian followers of Jesus know that the strong survive and the weak shall perish because THAT'S how the god of peace and love works gotdamnit! Jesus is gonna mercy the shiat outta the sick and poor, that's what he's gonna do!
 
2013-09-24 09:41:15 AM
I know things like "reality" are really hard for some of you to accept but the consequences of saying "screw the reality, we're moving forward no matter what" are going to be pretty significant.

What you think "is fair" and what "will actually give the best results" are not always the same thing.
 
2013-09-24 09:41:29 AM

King Something: Weaver95: Republican Jesus no doubt wants these people to crawl back in their holes and die quietly out of sight. Oh, and let's cut food stamps and give the rich another tax break, because why the f*ck not right?

Don't forget the lucrative contracts for the military hardware manufacturers!


Behold the righteous glory and goodness!

Share with me in the Supply-side prayer:

'Our father, who art in high demand
hallowed be thy profit margins...'
 
2013-09-24 09:42:10 AM
You mean treating the people that have needed it for years but couldn't afford it? Yes there will be a surge at the beginning but after that it will drop to normal levels.
 
2013-09-24 09:43:14 AM

randomjsa: I know things like "reality" are really hard for some of you to accept but the consequences of saying "screw the reality, we're moving forward no matter what" are going to be pretty significant.

What you think "is fair" and what "will actually give the best results" are not always the same thing.


Yup. That's one of the reasons why the ACA was created...the reality was that health care reform had to happen.
 
2013-09-24 09:43:37 AM
Sounds to me like there's market for more Doctors.

Why is it we don't have enough Doctors to handle all these sick people?

Hmmm....
 
2013-09-24 09:44:18 AM

Weaver95: Republican Jesus no doubt wants these people to crawl back in their holes and die quietly out of sight. Oh, and let's cut food stamps and give the rich another tax break, because why the f*ck not right?


This.
 
2013-09-24 09:44:44 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Isn't this a good problem to have?


No.

Apparently you don't understand how important I am. See... I'm a farking snowflake.

Any inconvenience to me and mine is completely unacceptable.
Any change being required on my part or by the incredibly flawed system I've convinced myself is perfect is criminal.

All those 'other' people can burn in hell. They aren't 'Real Americans' anyways.
 
2013-09-24 09:45:21 AM

randomjsa: I know things like "reality" are really hard for some of you to accept but the consequences of saying "screw the reality, we're moving forward no matter what" are going to be pretty significant.

What you think "is fair" and what "will actually give the best results" are not always the same thing.


Spoken like a true machine, a tool in fact.
 
2013-09-24 09:46:14 AM
I thought were clogging up the emergency rooms already. So they were already on the bus, we just ignored them.
 
2013-09-24 09:46:44 AM

randomjsa: I know things like "reality" are really hard for some of you to accept but the consequences of saying "screw the reality, we're moving forward no matter what" are going to be pretty significant.

What you think "is fair" and what "will actually give the best results" are not always the same thing.


Okay. Educate me.  What will actually give the best results?
 
2013-09-24 09:47:07 AM

Carn: How dare these people go see a doctor.


Yeah seriously, what farking nerve.

It's almost if some people do not want a class of low wage workers with unhealthy lifestyles, minimul education, and who die at an early enough age to where  they do not need long-term senior care; but are sick enough to lose their life savings to creditors because of medical debts.
 
2013-09-24 09:48:08 AM
I work in healthcare..so getting a kick...


99% of the crap you hear about obamacare farking up heathcare is just that...crap.
 
2013-09-24 09:48:53 AM
http://youtu.be/qSjGouBmo0M

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?
 
2013-09-24 09:48:53 AM
Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.
 
2013-09-24 09:49:25 AM

Wendy's Chili: UberDave: "It's like we're handing out bus tickets and the bus is already full"

Sounds like they need a double dutch bus...

/Wizzo, izzay, izzle in da zouble dizzutch...

[i161.photobucket.com image 480x320]


Someone needs to call Finland.  There is a bus advertisment writer who is having a stroke.  The poor man needs help.
 
2013-09-24 09:50:48 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: I work in healthcare..so getting a kick...


99% of the crap you hear about obamacare farking up heathcare is just that...crap.


THIS

It seems to me that more of the people we see actually having insurance is a good thing.

My die-hard Republican CEO* doesn't agree.

*whose practices have us under investigation by the DOJ
 
2013-09-24 09:51:15 AM

heavymetal: Carn: How dare these people go see a doctor.

Yeah seriously, what farking nerve.

It's almost if some people do not want a class of low wage workers with unhealthy lifestyles, minimul education, and who die at an early enough age to where  they do not need long-term senior care; but are sick enough to lose their life savings to creditors because of medical debts.


But how did they get to be in the class of low wage workers with unhealthy lifestyles and minimal education?  I would say many of them made poor choices.

/or Ronald Regan farked them over.
 
2013-09-24 09:51:44 AM
Oh no! Sick people are getting health care instead of dying in the streets! GET TO THE SHELTERS!
 
2013-09-24 09:52:38 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: I work in healthcare..so getting a kick...


99% of the crap you hear about obamacare farking up heathcare is just that...crap.


Apparently, if you call it "The Affordable Healthcare Act" it doubles the number of people who like it.
/heard it on the radio yesterday
 
2013-09-24 09:52:54 AM
Who the fark complains about too much business?
 
2013-09-24 09:53:37 AM

James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.


Or get into the claims processing bidness.
 
2013-09-24 09:54:10 AM

James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.


Did you miss the part in all the articles discussing the rollout where they say doctor fees are going to be a percentage of what they are for medicare patients? And the part where medicare pays about 25-50% of private insurance?

So, sure go to med school if you want to be a "government doctor" and be in debt till you're 50.
 
2013-09-24 09:56:31 AM

Pocket Ninja: Exactly. What the government should say in a situation like that is, "Sorry, farkers, guess you losers should have bought a bus ticket a long time ago, huh? Nyah."


Christ, this.
 
2013-09-24 09:56:59 AM

grinding_journalist: James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.

Did you miss the part in all the articles discussing the rollout where they say doctor fees are going to be a percentage of what they are for medicare patients? And the part where medicare pays about 25-50% of private insurance?

So, sure go to med school if you want to be a "government doctor" and be in debt till you're 50.


They're already in debt for life.  Cry moar.
 
2013-09-24 09:56:59 AM

grinding_journalist: James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.

Did you miss the part in all the articles discussing the rollout where they say doctor fees are going to be a percentage of what they are for medicare patients? And the part where medicare pays about 25-50% of private insurance?

So, sure go to med school if you want to be a "government doctor" and be in debt till you're 50.


Do you know what hospitals and doctors actually CHARGE? What they get reimbursed, whether by private insurance or medicare is actually pretty fair. Then the provider gets to write off the rest and claim it on their taxes.

/$15 for a fingerstick glucose, at least at this hospital
//$200 for tylenol is not unheard of
///slashies in threes
 
2013-09-24 09:57:06 AM
Isn't this a good problem to have?

No.

Apparently you don't understand how important I am. See... I'm a farking snowflake.

Any inconvenience to me and mine is completely unacceptable.
Any change being required on my part or by the incredibly flawed system I've convinced myself is perfect is criminal.

All those 'other' people can burn in hell. They aren't 'Real Americans' anyways.



...as long as I get it for free! That's all that matters
 
2013-09-24 09:57:08 AM

grinding_journalist: James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.

Did you miss the part in all the articles discussing the rollout where they say doctor fees are going to be a percentage of what they are for medicare patients? And the part where medicare pays about 25-50% of private insurance?

So, sure go to med school if you want to be a "government doctor" and be in debt till you're 50.


Republicans say all the time that public school teachers should do the job because it's "a calling" and shouldn't care about the salary.
 
2013-09-24 09:58:35 AM

nobodycaneatfiftyeggs: randomjsa: I know things like "reality" are really hard for some of you to accept but the consequences of saying "screw the reality, we're moving forward no matter what" are going to be pretty significant.

What you think "is fair" and what "will actually give the best results" are not always the same thing.

Okay. Educate me.  What will actually give the best results?


My answer would be to increase the healthcare infrastructture, build more hospitals, and to create incentives both public and private which graduate more doctors into the fields needed in order to meet the demand.  But I am sure just like with solar energy I will be told how that could never work in the U.S.  Somehow "American Exceptionalism" only applies to killing people in other countries and/or blowing their stuff up.
 
2013-09-24 09:59:16 AM

QueenMamaBee: grinding_journalist: James!: Sounds like a good time to go to medical school.

Did you miss the part in all the articles discussing the rollout where they say doctor fees are going to be a percentage of what they are for medicare patients? And the part where medicare pays about 25-50% of private insurance?

So, sure go to med school if you want to be a "government doctor" and be in debt till you're 50.

Do you know what hospitals and doctors actually CHARGE? What they get reimbursed, whether by private insurance or medicare is actually pretty fair. Then the provider gets to write off the rest and claim it on their taxes.

/$15 for a fingerstick glucose, at least at this hospital
//$200 for tylenol is not unheard of
///slashies in threes


Wasn't there something about saline solution costing $500 a bag?
 
2013-09-24 10:00:59 AM

QueenMamaBee: The more you eat the more you fart: I work in healthcare..so getting a kick...


99% of the crap you hear about obamacare farking up heathcare is just that...crap.

THIS

It seems to me that more of the people we see actually having insurance is a good thing.

My die-hard Republican CEO* doesn't agree.

*whose practices have us under investigation by the DOJ


Im an advanced-practice nurse, or N.P.

All the nurses I know are happy about this...np's or not.

Why? Because we make a living helping people...and Obamacare will mean fewer needless/pointless deaths from diseases that could have been treated or managed if the person had access to help.

If you are against poor people getting free medical care or free food...you are sub-human imo and should die.

Just because they are poor and someone else isnt, but is a narcissistic greedy bastard doesnt mean people should starve or die of an abcessed tooth. Thankfully, there are enough non-republicans to help balance the "me me me im an entitled selfish prick" attitude that the majority of conservatives have regarding the poor.
 
2013-09-24 10:01:18 AM

Weaver95: Republican Jesus no doubt wants these people to crawl back in their holes and die quietly out of sight. Oh, and let's cut food stamps and give the rich another tax break, because why the f*ck not right?


I haven't heard anyone telling us that capital gains need to be cut to zero lately, so that's something, anyway.
 
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