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The White House is reportedly planning an undercover survey to determine whether doctors are accepting patients.
With lower paying public health insurance coverage in addition to those with private -- -- That's got our next is very upset he says it's bad enough some doctors are already.
Being squeezed by federal regulations.
This kind of have a headache just add to their distrust of the government.
Joining us now is Stanley doctor George -- -- -- it's good to see doctor thank you for being here.
All right so the the article stems from something in the New York Times -- that the government.
Worker can call them investigators may and again it's just this report but we'll be calling up doctors and said oh by the way do you take government.
Health insurance people so what bothers you most about something.
Well I think it's gonna be done by private contractors that are not going to identify themselves.
As agents -- -- from the government.
I think it puts you know a little bit of onus on the government to make one trust the government when they're doing this in such an onerous way.
I think you can be forthright and come forward.
And just as a study in announced the doctors through these various organizations with this American academy film practice to do that and and and and and operate found.
Maybe you know up Paul Philip out fill up the paper work -- you would do the census right you're considered guilty OK before -- before innocence and at this particular point it's it's deceptive architect and government.
-- up patients.
I am currently but I'm probably going to stop new Medicare patients as are many of the other physicians.
A lot of physicians -- Massachusetts over 50% -- not accepting new.
Medicare Medicaid patients in the internal medicine in -- practice there is a over 35 day wait for -- about this over 45 day which for internal medicine.
And there's going to be a shortage of approximately 100000 doctors for Obama care.
So I don't know what they're trying to do -- ascertain here but I think they could do it in -- more forthright fashion.
OK looking at treating -- points which is what you do for a what do we need to do here I am sure you believe that people who.
Who don't have coverage should have -- certainly -- -- in advance society obviously but what's the better way to do it.
Where -- would actually encourage doctors to do fewer tests are not -- such expensive things.
It should there be a mixture of tort reform what have you I -- here the doctor that's what -- what you want we want to hear from you.
I don't think you can have Health Care Reform without having.
On malpractice reform in this country.
I think that really is first and foremost since approximately 45 billion dollars is being spent their case concerning okay.
Malpractice premiums in this country.
Even the federal government will Connecticut they're paying a large -- -- concerning malpractice and you can probably insure everyone in the country.
For a 100000 dollars apiece if you're paying 45 million dollars in.
And malpractice rates.
Health insurance reform doesn't mean you're guaranteed access to health care which is that the in -- I think you're talking about right and so.
Are you concerned about the doctor's surgery saying to yourself look at I have to -- may be a Kaiser Permanente and other big player.
Because of what is coming my way in -- from health reform the -- from health reform.
Right there's a new thing out called -- CEOs which is -- disguised form of an HMO.
This is being put forth by the government put all that -- -- -- accountable care organizations.
Which really have failed because.
97% of the people interviewed have failed -- -- to accept this.
Even Geisinger health care systems that was part of the study is refusing to go with the White House and the accountable care organizations the governments come to the doctors inside.
-- what do we do sexist and -- like you know I mean you've got to be kidding me you're asking me how to destroy me.
Because as I said most of the requirements are putting me out of business.
As they said your family physician takes care view your -- will your children.
Your husband okay you won't have him there in approximately two years.
They'll have to go to a larger organization because that doctor will no longer be able to stay in business overhead is now roughly 65%.
Well -- when -- start it was 45.
Doctor George for currency you know folks the doctors the ones who went to medical school and paid extra and spend another eight years.
Depending on what their specialty was those are the ones we need to listen to thank you very much thank you got -- and by.