a few patients in Scottsdale, Ariz., got a small taste of life under Obamacare last week when they arrived at their Dermatologist’s office only to see a sign with the following taped to the front door:
“If you voted for Obamacare, be aware these doors will close before it goes into effect.” The note is signed Joseph M. Scherzer M.D. and includes the following addendum: “****Unless Congress or the Courts repeal the BILL.”
Scherzer, who attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, has been a practicing Dermatologist in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1976. Reached yesterday at his office, Dr. Scherzer, 63, said he plans to stop practicing before 2014 when the bill’s full impact will be felt because he refuses to deal with the headache of increased government involvement in health care.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:10 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by TimandMely4ever at 12:10 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:14 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Mine probably will. He was vehemently against the bill and he has an aging clientele. I don't see him busting his ass at his age to take less money and more liability.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:15 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:19 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by older at 12:20 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Doctors who are true to their vocation will never stop practicing because of this, the greedy ones might.
Doctors who are true to their vocation are willing to lose money? Doctors are expected to LOSE 20% for each medicare patient. A loss in money means less available funds for top of the line equipment and supplies, less staff, etc... So, they either STOP taking medicare patients, limit the number they take, or leave the business... But it is all based on greed, huh? Not the technology, equipment, or staff salaries... WOW, interesting analogy you have older.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:23 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by DusterMommy at 12:31 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on Apr. 14, 2010