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(Fox News)   Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an empty store front   (foxnews.com) divider line 198
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2013-09-25 05:38:17 PM  
Isn't Costco good?
 
2013-09-25 05:42:51 PM  
Welcome to Obamacare, I love you.

www.enjoy-your-style.com
 
2013-09-25 05:43:03 PM  
CRY MOAR/big>center>

That is one seriously whiny, lie filled editorial.
 
2013-09-25 05:43:30 PM  
I refuse to clink a link where the url is: "october-1-private-health-care-ends-socialism-begin"

And also, if health care were like Costco, then maybe more people could afford it.
 
2013-09-25 05:45:04 PM  
Desperation is an ugly ugly thing, subby. You lost, get over it.
 
2013-09-25 05:46:27 PM  
Blahblahblahblah, and furthermore...

The greatest nation in the world brought to its knees by something every other industrialized nation on the planet has no trouble with?

/Why do you assholes hate America?
 
2013-09-25 05:49:44 PM  
Costco is pretty awesome.
 
2013-09-25 05:49:55 PM  
high quality, low prices. why is this not a good thing?
 
2013-09-25 05:52:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


But but but socialism
 
2013-09-25 05:53:53 PM  

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


They pay their employees far too much. Never give the serfs hope.
 
2013-09-25 05:58:36 PM  
I can see this sort of thing happening.  Already doctors and dentists are doing employee arrangements rather than a partnership, ownership arrangement (unrelated to Obamacare)  It caused me to switch dentists.  They just don't want the hassle of being business owners and want a 9-5 job.  It might even be a good thing, but it does seem like it might corporatize health care.
 
2013-09-25 06:00:23 PM  
Costco = boxes and boxes of decent booze, cheap!

Also, Costco has the lowest employee turnover rate in retail, partially because of high wages, and 90% of its workers qualify for, ahem, EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE...when the going rate in retail is 60%. So we should be so lucky.
 
2013-09-25 06:01:36 PM  

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


I was led to believe that Costco was way better than BJ's and Sam's Club.
 
2013-09-25 06:07:08 PM  
OK, Costco is bad how exactly?
 
2013-09-25 06:09:00 PM  

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


I'm going to take a stab at this: Costco limits your choices. Sure, you are getting stuff cheap, but you only can get that ONE thing. What if you need that OTHER thing? Sorry. You are stuck because...

That's the best I can figure.
 
2013-09-25 06:10:20 PM  
LOL wat.
 
2013-09-25 06:10:48 PM  

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Well, see, if Obamacare is Costco, then the current system is better because it's like a fancy restaurant that only decent people can afford (and who prepares their own meals anyway?!). You poors are now going to be able to eat actual groceries instead of fishing through the dumpster. Why, you might even grow accustomed to it!
 
2013-09-25 06:14:13 PM  

Dinki: Desperation is an ugly ugly thing, subby. You lost, get over it.


Brace yourselves. They're ramping it up.

It's going to be a perfect derp storm up until Oct. 1 and beyond, for as long as they can keep the BS going in the face of reality.
 
2013-09-25 06:16:33 PM  
Dude.
 
2013-09-25 06:22:35 PM  

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Free samples on Sunday is SOCIALISM!
 
IP
2013-09-25 06:26:27 PM  

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


They provide cheap hot dogs to turn you into a fatty.


/got nuthin'
 
2013-09-25 06:31:51 PM  

johnnieconnie: I refuse to clink a Fox News link where the url is: "october-1-private-health-care-ends-socialism-begin"

And also, if health care were like Costco, then maybe more people could afford it.


FTFM
 
2013-09-25 06:35:11 PM  
Well, shoot. I guess I'm going to have to start going to Kaiser instead of my favorite mom & pop chop shop for all my major surgeries.
 
2013-09-25 06:35:34 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The greatest nation in the world brought to its knees by something every other industrialized nation on the planet has no trouble with?

80% of Europe cant afford
 
2013-09-25 06:36:54 PM  

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Unions!
 
2013-09-25 06:37:48 PM  
Right, because until now healthcare has been run by mom&pop HMOs and not totally multi-billion dollar corporations dominated by rapacious scoundrels.

freakoutnation.com
 
2013-09-25 06:39:54 PM  
I bet he really wanted to use Walmart, but they're a conservative company,  He then switched to Costco because the CEO spoke at the dem convention (i think). He didn't realized Costco is pretty sweet.

dnrtfa
 
2013-09-25 06:40:25 PM  
I'll miss that quaint little Blue Cross Blue Shield corner shop and all those handwritten "This is Not A Bill" statements.
 
2013-09-25 06:40:31 PM  
I can get a jar of Nutella as big as my head at Costco and I was mistaken for Charlie Brown as a child.
 
2013-09-25 06:41:27 PM  

jaylectricity: DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?

I was led to believe that Costco was way better than BJ's and Sam's Club.


Nothing's better than BJs

/oh, wait...
//what's the difference between eggs, your wife and a blowjob?
 
2013-09-25 06:42:09 PM  

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Leave your Battery Operated Boyfriend out of this.
 
2013-09-25 06:42:31 PM  
First, private physicians' input has not been taken into consideration. Solo practitioners have always comprised the backbone of medical practice in this country, serving their patients and helping their local communities deal with day-to-day health issues.

And we all know perfectly well how they're going to be affected by this new law. They won't be able to keep their doors open and survive on the limits that all of these regulations will create for them.

Second, patient opinions have not been properly heard or considered. In survey after survey, Americans have voiced their dislike for this radical change.


Oh, sorry. For a second I thought you were talking about the GOP's insane level of anti-abortion clinic legislation.
 
2013-09-25 06:43:00 PM  

FlashHarry: high quality, low prices


No questions asked!

/if you shop anywhere else I'll have you killed
 
2013-09-25 06:44:50 PM  

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Palate? Really?

Also, who's Bob?
 
2013-09-25 06:45:07 PM  
Jesus Christ. How do people believe this drivel.
 
2013-09-25 06:45:25 PM  

o5iiawah: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The greatest nation in the world brought to its knees by something every other industrialized nation on the planet has no trouble with? 80% of Europe cant afford


You're kidding, right?
 
2013-09-25 06:45:47 PM  

rikdanger: Costco = boxes and boxes of decent booze, cheap!

Also, Costco has the lowest employee turnover rate in retail, partially because of high wages, and 90% of its workers qualify for, ahem, EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE...when the going rate in retail is 60%. So we should be so lucky.


You can find cool stuff in Costco that you didn't know existed, or great deals you weren't looking for...but afterwards I always have to go to a "normal" store to finish buying the stuff on my shopping list.  And the stuff you did find last week may not be there this week.

Also, no one there is able to tell you whether the store has a particular item or where it might be found.  I understand that is not how their business model works, but it is very inconvenient for someone who needs to buy something specific rather than cool stuff in general.  All in all, a very bad metaphor for heath care.


 
2013-09-25 06:46:10 PM  

Nuclear Monk: I'll miss that quaint little Blue Cross Blue Shield corner shop and all those handwritten "This is Not A Bill" statements.


Pretty much this, not in my entire lifetime has there been anything remotely like a "small town medical practice" anywhere I've lived in the North Eastern US, it's all group health care, clinics, hospitals and fights with insurance claims people to get my bills paid. My grandmother in Worcester had a private doctor who still made housecalls in the 1950's, but that was as close as I have ever gotten to these golden years of American medicine. My granddad died of a simple stomach infection shortly after that, an ailment that became routinely treatable only a decade after he passed, so, yeah, I vote we keep re-inventing medicine until we get to a robo-doc.
 
2013-09-25 06:46:22 PM  
fta: "To me, health care has three major components: medical professionals, profit, patients revenue and cost. money for my friends in Congress"
 
2013-09-25 06:46:32 PM  

johnnieconnie: I refuse to clink a link where the url is: "october-1-private-health-care-ends-socialism-begin"


Not "fair and balanced" enough for ya?
 
2013-09-25 06:47:12 PM  

mediablitz: Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?

I'm going to take a stab at this: Costco limits your choices. Sure, you are getting stuff cheap, but you only can get that ONE thing. What if you need that OTHER thing? Sorry. You are stuck because...

That's the best I can figure.


The lack of choice at Costco keeps prices low. You can always choose to go to a smaller store to get the things that aren't available at Costco.
 
2013-09-25 06:48:01 PM  

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Stop trying to make BOB happen.
 
2013-09-25 06:48:05 PM  
The Costco of medicine..

Oh you mean where people make a living wage with reasonable chance for advancement and growth and are supported by an affordable benefits package that covers their health needs?

Like that?
 
2013-09-25 06:48:34 PM  
And pay a premium, I forgot to add. This keeps the smaller store in business if they focus on high margin, low volume.
 
2013-09-25 06:49:57 PM  

dracos31: Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!

Stop trying to make BOB happen.


As he makes BOB happen by not using the "ignore" function.
 
2013-09-25 06:50:32 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: o5iiawah: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The greatest nation in the world brought to its knees by something every other industrialized nation on the planet has no trouble with? 80% of Europe cant afford

You're kidding, right?


I felt it was too lame to even respond to, myself
 
2013-09-25 06:50:49 PM  

I_C_Weener: I can see this sort of thing happening.  Already doctors and dentists are doing employee arrangements rather than a partnership, ownership arrangement (unrelated to Obamacare)  It caused me to switch dentists.  They just don't want the hassle of being business owners and want a 9-5 job.  It might even be a good thing, but it does seem like it might corporatize health care.


I think a lot of it is inevitable given the technologies where you have to get x number of people "through the machine" (literally and figuratively) in order to not lose money on it and one doctor isn't able or doesn't want to do it all.
 
2013-09-25 06:51:02 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-25 06:51:52 PM  
Walmart of medicine, not Costco.
 
2013-09-25 06:53:39 PM  

12349876: I_C_Weener: I can see this sort of thing happening.  Already doctors and dentists are doing employee arrangements rather than a partnership, ownership arrangement (unrelated to Obamacare)  It caused me to switch dentists.  They just don't want the hassle of being business ownipers and want a 9-5 job.  It might even be a good thing, but it does seem like it might corporatize health care.

I think a lot of it is inevitable given the technologies where you have to get x number of people "through the machine" (literally and figuratively) in order to not lose money on it and one doctor isn't able or doesn't want to do it all.


Yeah.  The age of mom and pop (partnerships) is on its way out.  Corporations dictating the procedures and vetoing certain actions is the future.  On the plus side, things might be cheaper.  And for the doctors they can concentrate on medicine not HR or advertising.  Still, I like the feel of a small practice over the "We Own Our Own Ho
 
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