One of the problems with Medicare and Medicaid is that the amount these programs pay physicians is often not enough to cover their costs in treating the patient. For this reason, an increasing number of doctors are refusing to see patients with medicare or medicaid. This is a problem that is likely to grow. Fortunately Kathleen Murphy, a Democratic candidate for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates has the solution, pass a law to force doctors to accept medicare and medicaid patients. Here is an account by the Mason Conservative.
You would think that when your party is burying a hole that is getting harder and harder to get out of, you wouldn’t want to that hole get deeper faster. But here is Kathleen Murphy, Democrat running for the House of Delegates against Barbara Comstock, telling a forum in Great Falls that she believes it should law to force doctors to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients. Forced by government decree, mind you. A birdie sent me this:FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted.She did not recognize that the payments are inadequate to cover the doctors’ costs. She also did not recognize there is a shortage of over 45,000 physicians now and that it is forecast to be 90,000 in a few years.Democrats appear to want to make physicians slaves of the state, but Democrats don’t admit they would just drive more doctors out of practice into retirement and other occupations. The Obamacare law and regulations are causing millions of people to lose their health insurance, drop many doctors and hospitals. The HHS internal forecast is 93 million Americans would lose their health insurance due to the Obamacare law and rules about adequacy of insurance.
- Virginia Democrat Calls For Forcing Doctors To Accept Medicare And Medicaid Patients (homegrownmedia.info)
- Could Virginia Start Forcing MD’s to Accept Medicare & Medicaid Patients? (breitbart.com)
- Virginia Democrat Calls For Forcing Doctors To Accept Medicare And Medicaid Patients (masonconservative.typepad.com)
- Kathleen Murphy Virginia Democrat wants to force all doctors to accept Medicare and Medicaid (fireandreamitchell.com)
- Virginia House of Delegates candidate advocates enslaving doctors, forcing them to carry Medicaid patients whether they want to or not (libertarianrepublican.net)
- The Democrat’s New Solution – Force Doctors To Accept Medicare And Medicaid (joshuapundit.blogspot.com)