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11-13-2012, 02:24 PM
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Cost of liability insurance, cost of med-school, cost of buying and maintaining equipment, cost of blahdyblahblah. All reasons anyone with a medical degree will fight tooth and nail to keep costs where they are. Good luck changing that.

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Happened to see the cost of x-rays on my wife's ankle. 1100 bucks per. They can try to fix the insurance system all they want, it won't matter as long as they don't bring down costs for actual care.
I highly doubt it costs that much even if you divide the cost of the machine by pictures taken and add a *couple* dollars for profit.

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11-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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Cost of liability insurance, cost of med-school, cost of buying and maintaining equipment, cost of blahdyblahblah. All reasons anyone with a medical degree will fight tooth and nail to keep costs where they are. Good luck changing that.
Actually, you might be surprised to learn that most doctors are in favour of healthcare reform.

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Actually, you might be surprised to learn that most doctors are in favour of healthcare reform.
I think it depends on what aspect of medicine they are in. I know a lot of people that I went to high school with that are in med school now (some as far as in their 3rd year right now). Very few to none of them are in favor of it as it is going to hurt their earning potential. I do specifically remember one of them told me that it has a much smaller impact on certain aspects of medicine, but I really can't remember which ones he said would feel a bigger or lesser hit to be honest.

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I think it depends on what aspect of medicine they are in. I know a lot of people that I went to high school with that are in med school now (some as far as in their 3rd year right now). Very few to none of them are in favor of it as it is going to hurt their earning potential. I do specifically remember one of them told me that it has a much smaller impact on certain aspects of medicine, but I really can't remember which ones he said would feel a bigger or lesser hit to be honest.
The people going into obscure specialties won't make as much under the new laws. The people going into the fields we're facing a shortage of, like primary care, pediatrics, and oncology, will be about the same or possibly even better off.

The problem is, many of the best medical students are incentivised to go into specialties that are less useful to the general public, because they are more lucrative. Whereas there is a constant shortage of primary care physicians, because they usually don't make as much as some of the glamourous specialties, but we need more of them because they form the backbone of the healthcare system.

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The people going into obscure specialties won't make as much under the new laws. The people going into the fields we're facing a shortage of, like primary care, pediatrics, and oncology, will be about the same or possibly even better off.

The problem is, many of the best medical students are incentivised to go into specialties that are less useful to the general public, because they are more lucrative. Whereas there is a constant shortage of primary care physicians, because they usually don't make as much as some of the glamourous specialties, but we need more of them because they form the backbone of the healthcare system.
It suddenly hit me that I believe my friend said those going into private practices will do fine with healthcare reform but those working at hospitals or more public care facilities will have a decreased earning potential. At least I believe that's what he said. Outside shot it was the opposite. But I think that's the way it went.

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Of the doctors I know, none are fans of healthcare reform. This could all be a "depends who you're talking to" situation again though.
Either way, the costs are ridiculous, you won't find me arguing that

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It suddenly hit me that I believe my friend said those going into private practices will do fine with healthcare reform but those working at hospitals or more public care facilities will have a decreased earning potential. At least I believe that's what he said. Outside shot it was the opposite. But I think that's the way it went.
Whatever the case, we desperately need to start providing better incentives for medical students to choose primary care and family practice as a specialty. Reforming the healthcare system does nothing if we have a shortage of doctors after all that.

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Having some problems with my USB ports on my laptop. Yesterday I noticed my wireless mouse, external hard drive and iPhone wouldn't work, they don't show up on my screen. I tried moving them around from their usual spot, did nothing.

Weird thing about the iPhone is that it still will charge no problem, but won't show up on my iTunes or I can't access it from 'Computer'.

I looked at my device manager to see how the USB ports were looking and it says they're running fine, also did a system restore from before this started happening and nothing changed.

Anyone ever have a similar problem, or know why it's acting screwy?

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Cost of liability insurance, cost of med-school, cost of buying and maintaining equipment, cost of blahdyblahblah. All reasons anyone with a medical degree will fight tooth and nail to keep costs where they are. Good luck changing that.
The skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance over the last 30 years is one of the least understood/appreciated parts of the story. Another would be how Americans pay high Rx costs to subsidize the rest of the world paying low Rx costs.

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Actually, you might be surprised to learn that most doctors are in favour of healthcare reform.
If you're talking about needed reforms to the system, while I agree I dont think people would be surprised by that, as reforms are certainly necessary.
If you're talking about Obamacare as that "healthcare reform", that would be demonstrably false, most doctors are solidly against Obamacare.

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Whatever the case, we desperately need to start providing better incentives for medical students to choose primary care and family practice as a specialty. Reforming the healthcare system does nothing if we have a shortage of doctors after all that.
Well, we are going to have a doctor shortage. That's one of the (many) problems with Obamacare. The worst part is there's not go to be any "easing" into it, it's just going to SLAM everyone in the face when it happens. It's predictable, it's mathematically obvious, and there's nothing that is or will be done about it.


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I am for a national guidance on what things should cost. It's never going to happen though because of the ZOMG SOCIALISM!-people. Doctors can hate Obamacare all they want, I don't give a **** that they can't keep milking money out of Medicaid and Medicare at will anymore. Somebody has to reign in costs somehow on healthcare, there is no other solution. None. They just can't keep charging $1100 for an x-ray that takes 30 secs. Put a cap on those things.

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That's the best thing about them.

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I didn't say terrible people. They just don't do that much for my wiener

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It's not that they don't do anything for me.

Its just that the others tend to do more.

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The blondes I've dated weren't smart. Not even kidding. Brunettes I like. Intelligent and cute. Not overly hot. I like cute.

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I did have a crazy long streak of never dating anyone born in the US, though. Unintentional, of course.

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I did have a crazy long streak of never dating anyone born in the US, though. Unintentional, of course.
I have a thing for girls from northern central Canada.

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I have a thing for girls from northern central Canada.
My favorite ongoing flings are Canadian bookends. Vancouver & Montreal.
No real preference location wise, either.. but a disproportionate percentage of my dating history is from North Africa.

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I like cute over hot.
Agreed. Though the definitions of both are relative and can overlap.

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Agreed. Though the definitions of both are relative and can overlap.
Agreed all around. Cute girls seem to have better personalities though.

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