POLL: Would ‘Medicare for all’ cause many doctors to leave the healthcare industry?

BY TEAM DML / JANUARY 29, 2019 /

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The “Medicare for all” battlecry suddenly became a lot louder this week, after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced she is officially running for president, and declared that, if elected, she would totally eliminate private healthcare insurance, in favor of a single-payer health insurance system.

“Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,” Harris said at a town hall in Iowa Monday night.

“Who among us has not had that situation?” she continued. “Where you got to wait for approval, and the doctor says, ‘Well I don’t know if your insurance company is going to cover this.’ Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.”

“Access to healthcare should not be thought of as a privilege, it should be a right that all people are entitled to,” Harris said.

PLEASE TAKE OUR POLL BELOW – WE WANT YOUR OPINION! If all private healthcare insurance is eliminated, and all American citizens are forced into a federally-funded “Medicare for all” system, will this result in many doctors leaving the healthcare industry completely, or will more people join the healthcare industry?

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6 Comments

  1. Donna Dudley January 29th, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Good grief
    My area of Durham N.C I can’t find one that even
    TAKES MEDICARE!
    Hospitals do but, not any of the drs i’ve inquired to

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  2. Jeanne Lewis January 29th, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    And those Doctors that stay won’t give a darn about treating their patients because their salaries would be stagnant and there would be no incentive to follow the Hippocratic Oath, “FIRST DO NO HARM”! Many patients would die before being seen
    Because of long wait times and others in treatment because of negligence and malfeasance!

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  3. Northa Lisenby January 29th, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    That would be like socialized medicine nobody would be taken care of except the rich that have the money to pay

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  4. Sandy January 29th, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Perfect example of socialized medical care is the VA. Vets dying before they get medical care employees there don’t care. Anytime gov’t is involved with anything it goes downhill

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  5. CJ January 29th, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Think denials for coverage through insurance companies are bad now just wait until the government has complete control. Rationing, long waits, no choice for Dr and palliative care only once you are diagnosed with any serious illness will be the norm.

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  6. Shirley Blanchard January 30th, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Follow the trail of breadcrumbs where this has been initiated in other countries….case closed.

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