Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hearse of a Different Color – Conservative Cartoon

From hopenchangecartoons

It turns out that the biggest problem with Obamacare wasn't whether it would be paid for with penalties or taxes...but rather who Obamacare will pay once it's driven all the doctors out of business!

Or so it would seem based on a recent, nonpartisan study that revealed 83% of all doctors surveyed have considered leaving their practices because of Obamacare.

But what is it about Obama's hypocritical promises that make so many doctors want to desert their Hippocratic oaths?

For starters, Obamacare moves millions of Americans into the Medicaid program...and doctors already lose money on every Medicaid patient they see. What would your reaction be if Obama suddenly ordered you to not only give your services away for free...but pay for the privilege?

But wait, there's more! Obamacare adds mountains of new paperwork which will increase doctors' costs and reduce the amount of time they have to see patients. Moreover, new layers of bureaucracy will restrict the treatments a doctor is allowed to recommend for your care: your cardiologist may want you to have a pacemaker...but instead, you'll get cheap painkillers and a greatly reduced lifespan.

Obamacare also makes sure that trial lawyers (among the top donors to the Democrats) can continue to feed like vultures on doctors by filing frivolous lawsuits, further raising the costs of medical insurance (and medical bills to patients).

So in the end, you'd pretty much have to be crazy or a damn fool to want to be a doctor under Obamacare. Which is why, quite soon, the "government medical agent" you're authorized to see probably won't be a doctor...but may still be crazy or a damn fool. All they'll have to do is enter your information in a computer, and out will pop whatever "Death Panel"-approved treatment you can or can't get.

And best of all, it won't appear to cost you anything...because the government will have already taken everything.