The State of Medical Care Today

The State of Medical Care Today  - Medicine On Call
Original air date: September 24, 2016

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BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: September 24, 2016


Update on the Clinical side of the Healthcare Law

People are going to feel sticker shock with open enrollment coming soon. Dr. George dives right into a story about a patient who recently visited a top hospital in the country and received nothing more than the wrong treatment and negligence. Treatment like this is becoming the norm in healthcare and in some states they don’t have better options for healthcare. Obamacare clearly has had a terrible affect on Medical care today.

If you look at the recent history starting in the late 90’s with HMO’s of healthcare costs rising, it’s clear that insurance companies are driving these costs up and what ACA did was empower these corporations further. Dr. George says, the point of the insurance companies involvement in the law was to gouge the American people’s pocketbooks. 

There is a two-tier system of healthcare starting to form right before our eyes. As we move in this direction it will start to get a lot worse in the quality of care we receive. Your treatment is going be affected by where your are, the insurance your have and how much that treatment will cost the hospital. Healthcare shouldn’t be dependent on the hospitals bottom-line because it’s immoral and will cost people their lives. 

Now that open enrollment season has come, Dr. George wants to remind everyone there is a list of exemptions for ACA and for people who don’t qualify for the exemptions there are health share programs like Medi-Share, Samaritans and Liberty Healthshare. Find ways to protect yourselves from this atrocious law.

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Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology, received her Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.