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EctopicFetus

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Sign this and pass it along to friends/Colleagues/ family etc.

The Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) has tried for the last five years to convey to our legislators how devastating a reduction in Medicare payments will be to the sustainability of the program. Virtually every state medical association has taken the same action. While there is uniform agreement in D.C. that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) is broken, there is still no fix, and realistically, one is not on the horizon. It is time to take action to a new level and get patients involved.

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) has launched a campaign called Stop the Medicare Meltdown. Their goal was to collect 1,000,000 signatures for a petition letting Congress know that a continuing series of temporary holds are no longer acceptable. The TMA's direct, hard-hitting campaign was shared with every state and our participation was welcomed. In two days this has gone viral; almost every state has joined, along with a growing number of specialty societies. Expectations now have been raised to collecting multiple millions of signatures. This will let Congress know the time for talking is over. ArMA is joining the campaign and everything you will need to get involved is contained in this STAT. Using the electronic petition, sponsored by the TMA, will provide an accurate accounting of all signors in a verifiable format which will be presented to Congress.

Every physician and patient signature counts in this campaign. ArMA leadership urges you to assist with the petition drive and to encourage your patients to do so as well. The petition can be signed online at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/meltdown/.
A flyer, available at http://www.azmedassn.org/publications/MedicarePetition.pdf, is designed to be given to patients, and provides a brief summary and the website link. We encourage you to make copies of the flyer and distribute them to your patients. We know physicians do not like to discuss political issues with patients; we feel this issue transcends politics, and patients' educated participation now is critical.

Let's Stop the Medicare Meltdown; sign the petition today and ask your patients to help you help them!
 

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Help fix healthcare: destroy obamacare, let medicare/medicaid fail, and have private industry run things.
 

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Help fix healthcare: destroy obamacare, let medicare/medicaid fail, and have private industry run things.
Stupid Talking Points. Even if we ever decide that we are going to remove medicare/medicaid from our healthcare system and privatize everything, it would require a tremendous overhaul of the whole healthcare system.

Healthcare costs need to be cut atleast 200% to be even affordable for people in the top 50% income tax bracket. At present rate, one illness can bankrupt a person with PGY1 pay.

Imagine the 100 million or so elders who come into the system. What happens to them. The private model is not sustainable in any country in the world. It has been tried and been replaced with medicare/medicaid models.
Of course all my points are good when you think in a humane way..You can let everyone who cannot pay die..
 

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hey quix,

You can work in the Chairman Maobama system, side-by-side with DNP's. Actually, they will probably be leaders of the depts, with MD's working under them in a "collaborative" fashion. :laugh:

I'll be working in the private system, providing top care for good pay. Any physician who believes the government at the helm leads to better patient care and better working environments is fooling themselves: the socialized systems around the world are failing, while private systems are thriving.



Stupid Talking Points. Even if we ever decide that we are going to remove medicare/medicaid from our healthcare system and privatize everything, it would require a tremendous overhaul of the whole healthcare system.

Healthcare costs need to be cut atleast 200% to be even affordable for people in the top 50% income tax bracket. At present rate, one illness can bankrupt a person with PGY1 pay.

Imagine the 100 million or so elders who come into the system. What happens to them. The private model is not sustainable in any country in the world. It has been tried and been replaced with medicare/medicaid models.
Of course all my points are good when you think in a humane way..You can let everyone who cannot pay die..
 

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hey quix,

You can work in the Chairman Maobama system, side-by-side with DNP's. Actually, they will probably be leaders of the depts, with MD's working under them in a "collaborative" fashion. :laugh:

I'll be working in the private system, providing top care for good pay. Any physician who believes the government at the helm leads to better patient care and better working environments is fooling themselves: the socialized systems around the world are failing, while private systems are thriving.
Please list systems with private healthcare models only.
 

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Please list systems with private healthcare models only.
The private models are thriving outside of the socialist system within the UK and Australia. People know what they want, and they will pay for the best....avoiding NHS like the plague if they can afford it.
 

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The private models are thriving outside of the socialist system within the UK and Australia. People know what they want, and they will pay for the best....avoiding NHS like the plague if they can afford it.
Exactly my point. You guys can just talk within your talking points. Whatever private healthcare systems you are talking about are thriving because only the rich are using it and others are supported by your so called "SOCIALIST, NAZI" healthcare systems.

Your pack of cards will collapse when these "Others" come into the system.

Private pay for care models can only survive when there is a government model supporting it.
 

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