If you do an Internet search for “doctor’s office closed,” you’ll find millions of resutls, more than 82,000,000 on Google. This article I found may not be the hottest ticket on the list, but it got my attention because it went for the emotion of the public – pregnant women, due dates looming, and no doctor.
Over the summer, a doctor in Connecticut had to close his office due to financial reasons. As this article mentions, the doctor simply couldn’t continue to fund his practice. Yes, you read that right – the doctor was providing the finances for his practice because reimbursement rates were cut too far below actual cost for him to keep his doors open any longer. He stayed on call over the weekend for his patients, and kept the office ‘open’ for a few more months for patients to gather their records and also to give referrals, but those families still must have felt devastated.
This is what Obamacare is doing to our country. Here’s a spin for you: Obamacare deprives unborn babies of their doctor. Sure, another hospital stepped up and helped out, but pretty soon the hospitals are not going to be able to handle the load. Remember the rising rate of waiting room times? In case you ever wondered how waiting lists began in Canada, it happened just like this –
From NBC News, written by Amanda Raus:
Laura Wojcik’s little girl, Elizabeth, is due Saturday. So imagine her surprise when she learned she’d have to find another doctor for the delivery and find one in just one day. “I was pretty upset because I love going here and everything. They’re good doctors, and then I had to change,” said Wojcik.