Obamacare: What Will It Be Like?
The Medical Waiting Game
A Visit to the Doctor's Office
I had to go to the doctor today (Tuesday) due to the big toe on my right foot just absolutely killing me !!! I mean it was pain that I just couldn't take. It started hurting me late Monday night, I was simply unable to sleep due to the pain. I was thinking I might should go to the emergency room. But, I wasn't in any mood to wait three hours for some second year medical student to tell me to take two aspirin and call my doctor in the morning. I thought about that emergency room...and realized that three hour wait is going to turn into 5 or 6 hour waits under Obamacare, if I'm lucky. But, I was hurting too much to dwell onObamacare for long.
I decided to call my primary care physician and see if they could work me in to see the doc. The lady said, "I can do better than that. I can get you an appointment at 2:30 and you will be the first patient he will see." I jumped on it! Well, not literally since I could barely walk. I went there at 2:30PM, waited about 15 minutes and went into the back room. Sure enough, I just sat down and my doctor walked into the room. Long story short here; it seems I may have gout. The doctor said he won't know for sure until he gets results on my blood work. He wrote me a prescription for some anti-inflammatory drugs and pain medicine. I was in and out of the office in about an hour.
After I got home (and finally feeling some relief thanks to the meds), I thought how long would it take for me to get a office visit like I got today under Obamacare . I sure as hell won't be able to do it the same day I started having pain. Judging from the horror reports in England and Canada, it may take a month. And even when you show up for your appointment, you will be lucky, damn lucky to get out of the doctor's office in less than four hours. I simply could not have waited that long to see my doctor about the pain in my big toe. The pain was just far too intense. I worry how will I deal with that under Obamacare. In fact, what is everyone going to do when they are presented with the medical situation like I had today? How about if a woman finds a lump on her breast one morning? How long before she can get in to see her doctor? Will it be too late when she finally gets that appointment? I've got to tell you, I am scared as hell about Obamacare tonight.
The Obamacare supporters are going to comment on this hub that none of this is going to happen. One only has to look to the aforementioned Canada and England. People from Canada coming to this country to get life saving medical treatment. People dying in hospital hallways in England for lack of treatment. Closer to home, take a look at Massachusetts. It is an abject failure (links below). Deductibles are getting so high, people can't afford the "free insurance" any longer. Healthcare is either rationed or you are placed on a waiting list for needed surgery. That's the good news. Compared to Canada, Massachusetts healthcare is a phenomenal success. Obamacare is going to cause rationing and quite possibly disallowing the elderly (the people who need it most) needed medical care. Maybe Sarah Palin was right about the death panels.
Today may well be one of the last times I can get in to see the doctor when I am experiencing intense pain. Under Obamacare today, I would have to either try to endure it or go jump off a damn bridge to end it all. Please, to all the Obama zombies , don't give me your crap about none of this is going to happen under Obamacare. It will happen. When it happens to you, just say you deserve it.
- Massachusetts health program, model for Obamas reform, strains state budget | The Daily Caller - Bre
Since 2006, the cost of the state's insurance program has increased by 42 percent, or almost $600 million. According to the Rand Corporation, 'in the absence of policy change, health care spending in Massachusetts is projected to nearly double to $12
MA Healthcare Failure
- Mass. healthcare reform is failing us - The Boston Globe
The Obamacare Model is failing in MA
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Obamacare: What Will It Be Like?
- Obamacare: What Will It Be Like?
I had to go to the doctor today (Tuesday) due to the big toe on my right foot just absolutely killing me !!! I mean it was pain that I just couldn't take. It started hurting me late Monday night, I was...