Here is our future under Obamacare

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Revmitchell

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    A BID to save nearly £3billion by slashing appointments with a doctor and treating patients via computer will put lives at risk, ministers were warned.

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is planning a technological revolution that could spell the end of the traditional doctor’s surgery.

    A new system of “virtual clinics” is being planned in which GPs connect with patients via iPads and Skype, an idea that NHS bosses are importing from India.

    The reforms would save £2.9billion “almost immediately” and improve the lives of most patients, for example by avoiding the need to find child care during appointments, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said last week.

    However, critics are concerned the initiative would create a two-tier NHS in which the less technologically able, particularly the elderly, would be left behind.

    Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham called the plan “dangerous”, while Age UK said cutting the number of personal appointments would erode the vital trust between doctor and patient.

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    Our future is more dismal, actually. Obamacare is about control, not health.
     
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    AMEN!

    What's worse, from some news reports, the infrastructure to implement control is behind schedule. How many will die because what's demanded by law can't be done in accordance with the mandates?
     
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    I think there is definitely a future for 'virtual' doctor office visits. But surgery? C'mon!

    Most simple diagnoses of sore throats, the flu, allergic reactions, colds, etc. could be done remotely and with office visits anywhere from $125 to $250 a pop, would save patients hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
     
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    Health care would suffer under this. diagnosing health issues requires a face to face. Otherwise some things could get missed. And guess how much lawsuits would go up as a result. Driving health care costs up even more.
     

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