Let’s assume for the moment that President Obama and the current Democrat led circus get their wish and pass the National Health Care fiasco. EVERYONE will be able to go to the doctor and all of the ills will be cured…..for a “reasonable cost”. Whew, everything is perfect now.
Only to get to the “reasonable cost”, the government is setting price controls on Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, etc. Do you think that these groups will LOBBY the people that make those decisions?? You know, kinda like the Pharmaceutical companies are planning on spending $180 MILLION just for advertising FOR the National Health Care plan currently proposed. They will try and convince whoever is making the decisions about “reasonable cost” that their “costs” are more “reasonable than another groups “costs”.
Pretty soon, the government is going to “CAP” doctor pay. Think they can’t?? Ask the banks or wall street firms or car manufacturers or insurance companies that were just told what they could pay someone. Or just ask the Pay CZAR. OK, so what if they “CAP” doctors pay?? you say.
I see ALL of the best doctors moving their practice OFFSHORE. Do you think that these doctors, who have plenty of money, won’t move, to say….Bermuda (or someplace similar), to set up a practice for the people that can afford the best care? The weather is great, there are no income taxes, costs are much less, and they would not have to deal with the government of the USA!!!! The rich will STILL go to them for the BEST care and might complain about the cost. Then again they might not complain.
I will not blame the doctors that discover offshoring. If any doctor reading this needs help moving, please, send a comment. I’m sure we can work something out.