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Given a choice, would you rather visit a private doctor or a doctor that is part of a socialist healthcare system?

Walt 2012/07/02 00:22:51
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Quality of care is highly overrated. I'd pick the socialist healthcare.
I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
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  • angelbaby 2012/07/02 00:51:32 (edited)
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    angelbaby
    +13
    We are in the process of composing a letter to our patients informing them that effective 01-01-2013 we will be on a cash basis only .. We will be terminating
    all contracts we hold with insurance carriers and if your
    hospitalized that will mean the on-call doc will be
    taking over your care while inpatient. From what I
    understand many private practice docs are doing this
    very same thing.

    ~ you can thank Obama!

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  • ruthannhausman 2012/07/02 11:25:54
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    ruthannhausman
    +3
    I want to pick my own doctor and find one who gives a rat's fanny about how I feel and wants to make me feel good all the time! I don't want some poor socialist-run doctor who isn't permitted the time to spend one-on-one with me but has to shuttle the cattle through in record paces just to be able to keep their clinics open. And I don't want some damn committee jackasses trying to tell that doctor how he is going to approach my care. You want socialized medicine? Move.
  • ed 2012/07/02 11:06:11
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    ed
    +3
    I do my best to stay away from the doctors office period but my choice would be the private doctor.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/07/02 10:45:06
    Other. (Please comment.)
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    I want freedom of choice. I paid into my medical for 45 years and have hardly used it.
  • Andrew 2012/07/02 10:39:07
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    Andrew
    +3
    A doctor in a private setting is more has the added incentive of excellence because his income is dependent on being better than the next doctor. Therefore, the quality of the entire system is trending upward!
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/02 07:48:53
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    Chi~Cat
    +4
    Northwestern.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/07/02 07:44:07 (edited)
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +6
    Funny, I've been to Commie Countries and used their healthcare. It is cheap, but you don't get much. Extra long queues. You have to convert the situation to Capitalism to get good service. By that I mean, slip the Doctor and assistants a few bucks under the table. All of a sudden you get GREAT healthcare. Sometimes just a gift certificate to a nice restaurant gets the job done.
  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/02 07:04:34
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +7
    A socialist doctor is going to be a doctor who works not for the good of the patient, but to toe the party line. I don't want a doctor who is going to treat me just like everyone else. There's no point to that. Great question! Was going to make a better answer but it's late and I hate this iPad
  • Hsmagst 2012/07/02 06:42:44
  • AL 2012/07/02 06:31:18
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    AL
    +5
    (F) these Marxist Dictators!
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/02 06:25:17
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    TheTruth1313
    +6
    anyone too stupid to realize this deserves to die ahead of their time.
  • miller51550 2012/07/02 06:22:54
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    miller51550
    +5
    I have been going to the same Doctor for 30 plus years.

    I do not want or need a poorly trained SOCIAL MEDICINE doctor to treat me.

    Let the OBAMA'S and the POLITICIANS go to the Socialist Doctors. Treat them for 5 years to develop a bench mark.

    They want to FORCE this down our throats. LET THEM EXPERIENCE the health care BEFORE making us change.
  • lisaokapi 2012/07/02 05:53:46
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    lisaokapi
    +6
    Logic tells us if you are a doctor that is getting paid $15 for every patient you see then that doctors is not going to give quality care. We will have a shortage of doctors, you will be dead before you get in to see him.
  • Wolfman 2012/07/02 05:04:05
    I would trust the quality of the private doctor to be superior.
    Wolfman
    +7
    Did you dumb this down for the liberals?

    dumb liberals
  • Walt Wolfman 2012/07/02 05:07:31
    Walt
    +6
    I thought it might help.
  • Wolfman Walt 2012/07/02 05:12:51
  • Wesloco 2012/07/02 04:44:42
    Other. (Please comment.)
    Wesloco
    +5
    A doctor is a doctor-I mean here in th US we don't have socialist doctors but we do have public hospitals nd the VA and they both provide excellent service.
  • Chi~Cat Wesloco 2012/07/02 07:57:00
    Chi~Cat
    +3
    What the heck are you breathing? Sure as heck isn't oxygen.
  • Wesloco Chi~Cat 2012/07/02 11:06:29
    Wesloco
    +1
    All doctors are not trained to be doctors? All teachers are teachers and most of your best teachers are in the public sector.
  • Chi~Cat Wesloco 2012/07/05 17:46:11 (edited)
  • Walt Chi~Cat 2012/07/05 17:49:39
    Walt
    +2
    Chi-Cat, sorry to spoil your fun, but he's been blocked for name calling. He doesn't know how to behave in public.
  • Chi~Cat Walt 2012/07/05 17:51:29
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    Oh, okay, sorry, Walt, I just saw it now. I beg your pardon.
  • Walt Chi~Cat 2012/07/05 17:54:26
    Walt
    +2
    N/P. I wish others would maintain better behavioral control on their polls.

    There's no reason for us to put up with abuse from the opposition when they're fortunate we're being nice enough to tolerate them to begin with.
  • Chi~Cat Walt 2012/07/05 17:59:26 (edited)
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    In total agreement. I give them 3; then they are dusted.

    It's pathetic to read their edited post(s) whining that they were blocked as well.

    Ty, for letting me know.
  • Andrew Wesloco 2012/07/02 10:46:11
    Andrew
    +4
    In comparison to private care. I have visited both and talked with the recipients of care from these hospitals and they will tell that there is a marked difference. My son has a heart condition. While living in the Santa Clara Valley, CA, my wife was directed to take my son to the local public hospital for some blood work. I can't rememebr the reason why, but she found hersel in a long line waiting. She waited well over an hour and finally questioned what the delay was. Upon learning that my wife actually possessed private healthcare insurance, she was moved immediately to the front of the line. This is where socialized medicine will take us!
  • Wesloco Andrew 2012/07/02 11:09:53
    Wesloco
    +1
    I didn't know there was a public hospital in Santa Clara? Which is it? That being asked, anecdotal evidence never makes for a very good argument, it's better to use data.
  • Andrew Wesloco 2012/07/02 11:14:20
    Andrew
    +3
    Ask veterans how long they have to wait for care at the Veterans Hospitals.

    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

    http://www.scvmed.org/portal/...
  • Wesloco Andrew 2012/07/02 11:41:05
    Wesloco
    +1
    Wow, I didn't even know that SCVMC was a public hospital, it really has a good reputation!

    As for VA services, i don't have to ask a vet because I am a vet and am very satisfied with the services I receive at the VA. Only once did I have to go on emergency because of an eye injury and I was treated with efficacy and as for my regular appointments I haven't had a problem there either.
  • Andrew Wesloco 2012/07/02 11:57:02
    Andrew
    +3
    Once again, the long lines are in our future when the Obama Progressive (Regressive) goal of single payer is achieved. That is the end game!
  • kaZappoo 2012/07/02 04:41:25
    Other. (Please comment.)
    kaZappoo
    +6
    it would depend on the reason for the chioce ,,,,cold ..a P.A would do ,,if terminal illness ,a specialist ,!!!!

    if the country goes the direction currently on we'll all get the socialistic Dr.'s

    and you wont have to be concerned if your over 70 & have a term illness ..the pannel will decide on your care ( likely comfort measures ) ..yeah I said panel ..or didnt all ya libers read the fine print & interpret under the panell considerations ...!
  • Wesloco kaZappoo 2012/07/02 04:52:53
    Wesloco
    +2
    I'll tell you what, if my quality of lif has degenerated to the point that I'm a vegetable and there's no hope for me to get better, then yes my all means have the panel pull the plug on me.
  • kaZappoo Wesloco 2012/07/02 04:57:13
    kaZappoo
    +5
    well that an interesting view ..

    what about a person of 60 yrs old & the prognosis is very good ...and the pannell see's this differently !?
  • Wesloco kaZappoo 2012/07/02 05:05:09
    Wesloco
    +1
    So what do you think will happen? They're going to say that one we can save but let's let them die anyway. The whole point of the "panels" will be to put the brakes on those doctors who today allow patients to linger hours and even days suffering, knowing that they are never going to recover just so that they can squeeze every last penny.
  • Chi~Cat Wesloco 2012/07/02 07:52:04
    Chi~Cat
    +2
    Obamacare.
  • Wesloco Chi~Cat 2012/07/02 11:10:55
    Wesloco
    What about it?
  • Defend ... Wesloco 2012/07/02 09:52:29
    Defend Western Civlization
    +3
    you have no clue at all
  • Wesloco Defend ... 2012/07/02 11:11:33
    Wesloco
    Care to explain?
  • Defend ... Wesloco 2012/07/02 12:13:25
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    you back the FASCIST obama regime
  • Wesloco Defend ... 2012/07/02 13:07:36
    Wesloco
    Care to explain? (-:
  • Defend ... Wesloco 2012/07/04 04:28:54
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    nothing to explain you back obama and hate anybody who dares to question him
  • Wesloco Defend ... 2012/07/04 13:32:09
    Wesloco
    I hate no one and am open to all perspectives, I supported and voted for W in 2000 & 2004 and for McCain in 2008 ( I voted for McCain as a protest because I was a Hillary supporter) but after seeing president Obama in action I find him to be a fine upstanding man and an adequate president and I will definitely support him over Romney.

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