MRandall25 wrote:Grunthy wrote:Letang Is The Truth wrote:No it's not
Best comeback I ever heard.
have you ever worked in healthcare? Do you know how much malpractice insurance costs doctors? Do you know how much that cost is built into tests and checkups? I could keep going but it looks like you wouldn't understand.
Actually, LITT is one of the few people ITT that fully understands the impact of the health bill. To me, it looks like he's definitely in the healthcare biz, so yeah, he definitely knows what he's talking about.
Does he understand that doctors administer unnecessary tests just to cover their asses in case, god forbid a 1 in a million, problem occurs from a relatively simple diagnosis? This costs insurance companys money. A lot of money. My father is a doctor, practicing for over 30 years. Before all this crap started with the government getting involved, his insurance was low and it was relatively cheap to go to the doctor. A small example, I know how small this is but bear with me, people coming in with stomach pain, thinking they had appendicitis. All doctors then would just push on your abdomen to see if the pain went away, if it did most likely appendicitis. If it didn't go away, they would keep you for a couple hours to make sure you were ok and then send you home. 999 times out of a 1000, everything was fine with the people that were sent home. But that one person that got appendicitis had to be rushed back in to get their appendix out. If a doctor did that now, they would sue the crap out of them. So now everyone that has stomach pain whether the doctor knows the patient is fine or not orders a abdominal scan to cover his ass from malpractice. CT scans are not cheap by the way, the annual cost for these is about a billion dollars.