Prestigious NY Medical Groups Drop Family Care to Expand Services for the Wealthy

New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) have been running the Family Medicine Residency Program to provide high-quality family care in upper Manhattan and Washington Heights which consists predominantly of working class families. They employ over 30 medical residents who have completed 4 years of premed and […]

Medicaid Poised to Come Crashing Down

When Obamacare was implemented, it provided a way for states to expand Medicaid coverage to more people. Under the expansion, it is reported that an additional 9.7 million Americans joined the Medicaid program, swelling the number to 68.5 million. That means that approximately one in every five Americans is enrolled in Medicaid. One of the […]

50% of Listed Medicaid Doctors Not Accessible

Remember all of the wonderful promises that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi made about the Affordable Care Act? One of those promises was that we would all have more access to better medical care than before. If you believed that whopper of a lie, then let me know as I have some land to sell […]

Doctors Refusing Obamacare Patients

Before Obamacare went into effect, thousands of doctors in private practice began selling their practices and either joining larger medical groups or leaving the field of medicine altogether. They knew then that their practices could not survive the mountains of paperwork and regulations to be imposed by Obamacare. They knew that the costs of Obamacare […]

Doctors Facing Less Pay More Work Under Obamacare

I have friends in Canada and they told me how so many doctors in Canada moved to the US after Canada instituted their national socialized medicine.  Canadian doctors received less pay and were expected to do more work and they weren’t happy with that scenario, so they left Canada and set up practices throughout the […]

Cancer Patient Worries About Longevity After Losing Doctors And Coverage Due to Obamacare

We’ve been hearing more and more about millions of people losing their healthcare coverage because of Obamacare.  We’ve been hearing about how Obamacare exchange policies are limiting access to doctors and medical facilities.  We’ve been hearing about all of the negative impacts of Obamacare, but these reports have all been fairly general and broad, nothing […]

Thousands Of Connecticut Doctors Terminated By United Health Care

Just prior to the open enrollment of Obamacare, United Health Care informed thousands of doctors in Connecticut treating Medicare Advanced patients that they were terminated by the United Health Care system.  Primary and specialty care doctors received their pink slips telling them that they were no longer part of the Medicare Advanced system offered by […]

Sebelius: Obamacare is Making U.S. Healthcare Stronger

In Kathleen Sebelius’s “state of healthcare” address at a medical conference in D.C. a couple days ago, she stated that health care in the U.S. is “getting stronger.” She thanked doctors for enduring the challenges associated with a “changing U.S. healthcare system.” As if doctors, patients, businesses and the rest of us have any say […]

Obamacare’s Medicaid Like Giving Discounted Tickets on the Titanic

Just a few days ago, I wrote about a survey that said 8 of every 10 doctors in private practice were thinking of leaving those practices because of Obamacare.  In that survey, it reported that 49% of the doctors said they were going to stop accepting Medicaid patients. Another survey was conducted by GEB International […]

8 of Every 10 Doctors Thinking of Quitting Because of Obamacare

8 of Every 10 Doctors Thinking of Quitting Because of Obamacare The Doctor Patient Medical Association conducted a survey of doctors across the country.  The survey took place from April 18 through May 22 of this year and was conducted on line and by fax.  Of the 30,000 fax numbers of doctors in active clinical […]

Pros and Cons of Being an Organ Donor

The obvious pro of being an organ donor is that your death can help others live.  I have no problem with this and believe it is a good thing.  I myself would be willing to donate my organs upon my death, but having contracted hepatitis A from a co-worker over thirty years ago means I […]

Why Healthcare is Expensive and Controlled by Government

When someone else pays for something we get to keep, we usually don’t care about the price, especially if our benefactor keeps paying for it. People on food stamps generally are not cost conscious because they know that each month, they’ll get a new batch of food stamps. There was a time that people paid […]