The big talking point of the dems is universal healthcare- which sounds great if you know nothing about healthcare. I agree some healthcare reform needs to happen, but the plans presented by both democratic candidates scare me- because what it boils down to is Medicare for all. Which is why few doctors- especially surgeons are democrats.
I work with Orthopaedic Surgeons, and I haven’t met one that is a democrat- why? These surgeons deal with Medicare day in and day out.Medicare is the WORST insurance a patient can have and surprise surprise, it’s provided by the government.
One of my surgeons recently spent 6 hours in surgery on an older man who got attacked by his Rottweiler, this surgeon is a genius, and was able to save both the man’s legs and his arm. Medicare refused to pay him because the surgery was – “too complex”. I read the letter myself. If the surgeon had amputated off both of his legs and his arm, he would have gotten paid. Medicare is designed to deny doctors for services rendered. See the diagram below.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is socialized medicine at it’s finest- where doctors are encouraged financially to give you the minimal amount of service and coverage, in order to get paid. Doctors have to fill out ridiculous amounts of forms and coding to receive payment from Medicare, and Medicare will jump on any reason not to pay a doctor for work done.
The worst part about socialized medicine- the additional taxes you will be paying, all money coming out of your pocket going to the government will largely go to government administration. We’re going to have to create another gluttonous body of regulation which will require your money to function, in order to provide us with the lowest level of service available.
Best example I have- our education system- sub par education with low paid instructors- What about that government managed retirement fund you've got? social security? Bankrupt. Now apply that to your health care.
I’m not the largest fan of John McCain, nor the party of religious bigotry, but come November I’ll vote for the guy who graduated from the bottom of his class and has no idea how to run the economy. Why? Because if it comes down to choosing to perform and intricate surgery on me, or removing my limbs- I'd like the doctor to choose surgery.