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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

dont let them do it

beware the politicians who want to change medicare
beware the word

thats a code word for
you gonna be paying more for your healthcare out of your
own pocket
the private insurance companies are going to be the winners
in this game
just like they are with the obamacare policies

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when you hear them say voucher to buy your own medicare
folks you are about to be screwed financially
the politicians are getting lots of pressure ie money
form the health insurance lobby and pharma lobby etc

the voucher system is not the answer to medicare costs
here is what is

fees paid to labs doctors clinics hospitals have to be reduced even more
the time so much money is made off healthcare has to end
remember this is from someone who worked in this world

medicare has to be able to negotiate prices for drugs
medicare has to be able to negotiate prices for drugs
medicare has to be able to negotiate prices for drugs

controls on uses of services have to be made
eg guidelines like the us preventative health services have to
be followed
guidelines for tests like mris as an example have to be followed
guidelines for end of life care have to be implemented
please dont spend all that money on me in my last days
just let me go peaceably

now ive been on medicare now for a couple of years
my observation
its pretty dang efficient
i do have the medicare supplements that pays all my deductibles
and my 20% not covered by medicare

my bill was over $600 at my last visit
that was reduced to about $380 by usual and customary charges
but even then
it should have been much less
eg my pneumoshot was more than what my doctor got paid

i paid $0 having already paid my premiums for my insurances

so when you hear them say
changes to medicare
get ready
it wont be good for you

remember all of you will be on medicare eventually
make sure politicians dont mess it up
for when your time comes to get it

i am quite happy with my medicare and medicare supplement
and medicare drug plans
now it helped being a doctor to figure out those supplements plans
i feel sorry for those who dont have the experience with all this
there are some bad choices with these supplements

my recommendation is just have one choice
medicare only
let medicare have the power to more aggressively control drug prices
and control costs
without the influence of your congress person and big pharma and
big whatever group wants more of our money

or just do
medicare for all

the organicgreen doctor

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