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What is ObamaCare / What is Health Care For America?

What is ObamaCare / What is Health Care For America? | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
You've heard of ObamaCare, but what is ObamaCare or the Health Care For America Plan exactly? Obama Care (also known as the Health Care for America Plan) is a national health care plan aimed at reforming the American health care system.
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christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 11:07 PM
So a big question a lot of people might be wondering is what actually is obamacare? How is it going to affect your daily life and those around you? Well to sum it up, its a bill over 2000 pages long with various changes to the currently flawed medical system. Currently, there is over 44 million Americans who are unable to obtain health insurance for various reasons. This bill is aimed towards cutting down the cost of healthcare and to provide health insurance for everyone in an affordable package.
christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 11:11 PM
8. That being said is only the tip of the ice berg that obamacare is. Some of the various reforms beingObama Care guarantees that Health Care is available to any legal U.S. resident who cannot otherwise obtain "good" healthcare through their employer. Your access to health care is no longer in the hands of health insurance companies.”• Gives American Employers with over 50 employees the choice between providing insurance that meets the standards of ObamaCare or paying a penalty. This penalty helps to offset the cost of employees who aren't covered through their employer to purchase insurance through the public health insurance exchanges instead of using emergency services. • Employers with less than 25 employees may qualify for tax credits, tax breaks and other assistance for insuring employees. • Unless you make over $200k individual / $250k as a family or small business you are exempt from the 3.8% unearned income and .9% Medicare tax increase.”
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What Obama's victory means for your health care -- a doctor's take

What Obama's victory means for your health care -- a doctor's take | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
Tuesday night's win in the presidential contest for President Obama was a win for ObamaCare, the president's signature legislation from his first term.
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What the Affordable Care Act Means for Physician Assistants

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Physician Assistants | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
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christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 10:40 PM
5. One of the largest enities of this bill is the fact that there will be over 32 million new people with health insurance. With this huge influx of people, who is going to treat all these patients? There is already a large shortage of doctors due to the limited number of residency spots available to medical school graduates but what about PAs? Physician Assistants do not need to do a residency and complete their schooling in 5-6 years compared to 11-12 years like a doctor. This will increase the already high demand for Pas, rapidly increasing the job market for PAs. Another benifit for Pas is that the bill actually provides money for new PAs to go through school and get their degree.
christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 10:44 PM
6. The largest needs for PA's will be in primary care. Primary care is whenever someone goes to the doctor for a check up, to get a vaccination, or they just feel like something is wrong with their body. As of now the need for primary care doctors is high but with this new bill the need for primary care PAs will raise dramatically. This in turn will increase the wages of Primary care PAs due to supply and demand. A downfall however will be the reduced pay for speciailized PAs in surgery, cardiology, etc. On the brightside, the pay decrease for specialized PAs is not speculated to hit for many years if it hits at all.
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Obamacare: Impact on the Economy

Obamacare will burden already struggling businesses with new costs and punish individuals for not having high-paying jobs.
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christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 10:22 PM
3. One of the main issues with obamacare economically is the fact that they are speculated that it will pay for it self but in reality this could not be farther from the truth. The bill was going to be payed for based off multiple taxes on any company selling medical equipment, higher income individuals, and also pharmaceutical companies. Even with these taxes the tremendous cost of obamacare will not be subsided. The defict due to the ACA will increase by an average of 75 billion per year. With a little bit of math, we can see that by 2020 the deficit will be increased by 753 billion dollars. Not to mention the fact that these new taxes on businesses will ultimately fall upon the middle class and job loss at an average of 670,000 per year.
christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 10:29 PM
4. Another key issue is the mandate for companies to provide healthcare for all their full time employees if they have over 50 workers or they face fines and other penalties. A way for business owners to get around this is to only hire 49 full time works and make the rest of their workers part-time. This is a huge issue for the worker class due to the obvious reason that there will be less full times to be had nationwide due to this new mandate. Another way the economy will take a hit is due to the decreases of investments into the economy by small business owners and investors. This leads to a large decrease in productivity and ultimately 706 billion dollars less in goods and services. But who will truely be affected by that? Everyone. This hit to the economy will ultimately lead to lower wages and salaries for most jobs in the current work place.
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Weigh Obamacare’s Pros, Cons for Medical Students

Weigh Obamacare’s Pros, Cons for Medical Students | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
Although there are likely to be more opportunities for M.D. students, competition will be tougher.
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christopher curran's comment, March 12, 2013 8:09 AM
2. There is also multiple downsides for the medical students with ACA. When a medical student finally finishes medical school, he enters the last stage of his education; residency. Residency spots are already limited and paid for by medicare but because the ACA did not account for this there will be many students graduating out of a medical school with no residency to attend." in fact The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Texas, which ranks 42nd in the United States in the number of doctors per 100,000 people, will graduate more medical students than it has residency slots available by 2014." Another issue for medical students would be that once they complete their residency and start actually working, the amount of money they should be making will decrease due to lower reimbursement. This will cause physicians to work less hours and only see patients on private health care insurance, ultimately decreasing the access to healthcare in the process.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 20, 2013 9:57 PM
Lots of strong facts, statistics, illustrative examples
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The Future of Private-Practice Medicine in ObamaCare - American Thinker

The Future of Private-Practice Medicine in ObamaCare - American Thinker | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle The Future of Private-Practice Medicine in ObamaCare American Thinker The overall plan of our political class, in their well-intentioned and voter-supported effort to cut wildly escalating health care costs, involves...
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Top 4 Reasons Obamacare Will Harm U.S. Competitiveness - Forbes

Top 4 Reasons Obamacare Will Harm U.S. Competitiveness - Forbes | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
There are ample reasons to dislike Obamacare, but one of the most important is the predictable adverse effects the new law will have on U.S. competitiveness if it is fully implemented.
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Top Five Reasons Obamacare Is Bad for Doctors - The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation

Top Five Reasons Obamacare Is Bad for Doctors - The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation | Obamacares affect on the medical field | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision is expected next week, but it’s important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern.
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christopher curran's comment, March 13, 2013 8:10 AM
9. There are multiple reasons why this new bill will harm the prior physicians. First off, it will add over 19.6 million people to medicaid. When a physician sees a patient that is on medicaid, they lose an average of 46% profit. This will create a large issues for doctors to either make less money by seeing medicaid patients or to refuse to see the medicaid patients all together. Also, obamacare puts in place an Independent Payment Advisory Board, a board of 15 unelected bureaucrats, basically was made to find ways to save money. This can harm doctors because it will cut reimbursements for doctors, discouraging them to see seniors on medicare.
christopher curran's comment, March 13, 2013 8:12 AM
10. With the large shortage of doctors already at hand, obamacare will not be helping this issue. It is speculated that we will have a shortage of over 91,500 doctors in 2020. The negative affects of obamacare are also making many doctors move up their retirement by 5 years. This 43% of doctors trying to retire early will only increase the shortage dramatically.