All the “Affordable” Care Act did for America was to turn our health care system into socialized medicine.
If you have a doctor, he or she can no longer admit and treat you at a hospital. Your doctor tells you to go to the emergency room, where these “hospitalists” see you, and – if you are sick enough – admit you and treat what you came to the ER for. Your doctor, who knows more about you than your mom, is not allowed to treat you, or even offer advice to these so-called doctors whom the hospital hired.
These hospitalists have no real practice, so they have no schedule, so you never know when they might show up, and the staff seems intimidated to call them for you so you can talk. When you do see them, they swoop in and out of your room so fast, and their communication skills are sorely lacking. And they are not treating the whole patient.
I have had two family members put in grave danger in the hospital, because these hospital docs are not up to speed about the other health issues of the patient, and don’t seem to care. They are getting paid regardless of the results – hence, socialized medicine.
Everyone deserves good health care. But what we have now isn’t that. I hope our new president can get us back what we had before. What we now have is not safe for anyone, rich or poor. We all need a doctor who can treat us in and out of the hospital, like before.
As far as a national health care for those who cannot afford it, let’s have what our members of Congress, the president and his family have. That’s the national health care plan I want! We are sending those folks to Washington, and our tax dollars are paying for their health care and more. Why can’t us lesser mortals have that, too? And don’t finance it on the backs of those who have worked hard so they can get good health care for their families. Give us what our government officials have, and finance it the way it is done for them.
All I want is for my doctor – who sees me, and knows my body – to be able to treat me if I am ill enough to be in a hospital. That is what we had before, and no longer have. If my doctor cannot admit, or treat me, if I have to go into a hospital, why go to him or her?
Maybe that is the end goal. Our current system will cut the patient load back tremendously, and look at the money saved.
North Augusta, S.C.