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How dangerous is Obama care let's ask our next guest he's a medical doctor -- heated criticism of the key swing state of Ohio is gaining national attention.
He's running -- 2000 word letter in full page newspaper ads on the risks in perils of Obama care.
Ahead of the presidential election doctor -- five joins me now -- thanks for being with us we really appreciate your coming on tonight.
I'm curious cutie thank you it sounds like you're leading a whole group of doctors against Obama care how many people are following -- at this point.
Well and is when I AM wrote the letter -- -- had I didn't know how many people would and would sign it but.
Showed it to a couple of colleagues of mine and he liked -- they said they were on board.
And then we decided that when he was the critical number to have it published well within two days we got 42 signatures.
And we decided to go ahead and publish it now since the -- since publication of the letter many more people many more doctors have called.
That from our community and also -- penny -- called from.
Other well he's.
In other states I have an idea that -- what I hear from doctors all over the country.
You know you say the service obamacare looks pretty get a -- provide insurance to 32 million people but you also say.
There are things have been the administration sort of hiding from -- let me quote you you say.
The Obama White House wants you to be in sheer ignorance of the innumerable provisions that make up the 2700 pages.
The loss so -- Obama not say not telling us.
-- you know what they're not telling the public is.
At what it's going to take to implement the law.
This law which has some nice things on the surface.
-- 32 million Americans it's that -- -- You know ignoring it preexisting conditions and -- over.
Sounds pretty nice and pretty generous but if it's gonna take a lot of money at the cover that.
Not only not only is that cost passed on to the rest of the people.
In addition they're creating a gigantic bureaucracy.
To be able to implement the law and did bureaucracy costs money.
-- last thing you want to do.
In his system that is already failing -- to add a new layer of expenses and anybody understands that so where is that money coming from.
Well -- that if it does or does our healthcare dollars that are that are that are being used to support the new bureaucracy and an -- -- -- taxpayers to doctor.
You can't really think you said that that caught my -- what was pledged as an administrative and fiscal disaster bring higher health care costs.
A severe physician shortage and the rationing of medical services medicine will no longer be a liberal perfection.
But a government job okay first off government job why is that a bad thing.
When I don't think too many -- too many doctors that are going to who -- too many students are gonna want to pursue a career in medicine.
To have a government job a career in medicine.
Is is is a very long and arduous process I think most people are unaware of how long it takes to become a doctor.
And how expensive it is to become a doctor.
And then -- all the years of training -- for most people.
Added that that the whole scope of of higher education is four years of college but for doctors.
You know for an internist it's eleven years.
-- -- admonishes 1415.
Years -- an end and the debt that one encouraged.
During the process is enormous is exorbitant.
Well and so okay so let's talk about the tradeoffs here because what you say is now we're gonna ration care.
And and -- and that's what we've been reporting on this show for some time that this this board.
Professionals not necessarily health care professionals are -- decide what gets funded.
And what does not get funded now my question to you with a doctor is.
Doesn't tie your hands I mean don't.
That exactly that is absolutely the case and that to us.
It is very much a moral decision.
Our relationship without patients -- requires about -- -- on a on a moral level that we do the best weekend for our patients.
The but if there's a board that stunning as you can do that history can do that.
Now that puts isn't it and then in a difficult predicament.
We will not be able to do frock patients what we think is best for our patients.
Okay -- some interesting numbers I had never heard before these are surveys of physicians.
55% said they.
Repeal and replace Obama had given a choice.
50% -- cutting back on patients switching to cash only or quitting altogether.
90% are telling their kids don't pursue a kid medicine because it's just not worth that it sounds to me -- ignore her fashion.
People are just depressed I mean they they feel like their job is gonna change -- vote look irrevocably and not no way -- like.
Yes -- physicians are in the state of despair you know after after the working so hard.
To become physicians and then working hard at their jobs.
They aren't a state of despair they're feeling that they cannot practice in the -- -- their conscience tells them to practice.
Then in addition to that.
They see the themselves living lives that are that are difficult they're threatened all the time.
They are threatened by -- that cuts in reimbursement they are threatened by.
The possibility of that malpractice lawsuits the doctor lives in the state of anxiety every day every day -- -- -- life.
I mean you guys are really supportive small business operators.
But under this new scheme you'll you'll be just government employees -- occurs to me.
That it doctors don't feel like they're winning under Obama care and patients don't feel like they're winning under -- -- -- -- who's making out like a bandit.
Well the reality.
-- is that in in it the way that we see it you know in the end.
There are no great winners and Obama care everybody's gonna -- patients are gonna lose.
And -- certainly doctors are gonna lose.
Some sectors that are gonna make some temporary profits.
I think that some insurance companies and they feel that and then now that that people are.
Mandated to buy insurance that then that may increase their profit a little bit on -- -- And then you know big hospitals.
Which -- don't tell our area best to be sure.
Doctor thanks for coming on pat fascinating talking to you and I hope you'll come back sometime soon is if this law continues to get implement it thank you so much for your time thank you.
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