How would doctors fix health care?
Medical experts speak out on 'Huckabee'
- Duration 4:21
- Date Sep 24, 2012
Medical experts speak out on 'Huckabee'
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Doctors -- well let's talk what would you say needs to be either fundamental plan of any real reform.
It's good for the patient you know what we even if it's not good for the doctors and hospitals of the vendors -- what's good for the patients out there.
Thanks for asking it's about time somebody asked the doctor whether -- Just about doctors do not.
We acknowledge that health insurance is absolutely important and we believe that everybody needs insurance but let's be clear.
Insurance is not an assurance of anything -- -- it needs to be that thing that you loaned to protect you from the god forbid it's an actuarial backed.
It's that it's that card -- you have to -- you can never have to use it quite frankly.
You never want to use your car insurance god forbid you should -- use your house insurance why are you proud to use your health insurance card.
So doctors would like to work for their patients we believe in a market.
A place where patients can come to our office and tell us what they want and need and we can provided in -- marketplace.
That is so much less expensive.
Congressman doctor Burgess talked about high deductible plans.
Many doctors and most doctors as you know but would love to be able to -- to actually collect cash at the door what a concept without the why can't we post -- prices had worked for our patients.
Everybody else does we can't -- be the best doctor in the world compete with the guy down the street.
I ought to be able to be better than the I -- -- by prices tonight damn well better be sure but they give my patients what I promised to give them for that price and if I don't.
They should go elsewhere.
You can hear coming to -- -- final flight from new.
If Obama care.
Does go forward and and I know right now is going to -- -- a new president and a new congress repeals it we're going to Wear it well Melissa hopes all but at least.
-- a dozen different fields.
On each of you to give me the one scary thing that you think Americans need to know about obamacare being implemented from.
What people don't understand about the Affordable Care Act is nothing is free and he's very generous subsidies given to middle class families for the exchange.
Purchase of insurance the expansion of Medicaid all of that adds up to essentially two point seven trillion dollars according to latest Senate Budget Committee projection.
And we are sixteen trillion dollars in debt today.
We are going to have a dreadful fight over a debt limit extension in December January or February.
And on top of that now we're going to implement this new entitlement.
That is likely to be more expensive than anyone projected because -- Congressional Budget Office had people stay on their employer sponsored insurance but now you're hearing.
And employers are saying you want people that I want any part of this deal and everything if the government's gonna buy -- insurance stand.
But we know -- we don't know who wants to shop for insurance at the HR department nobody.
-- so this is this is about big conundrum was coming our way into the price tag is something that the country simply cannot sustain.
Doctors -- your greatest fear.
-- I pass the independent payment advisory board and by the way this is something that we passed through.
Thank you congressman this is something that congress did pass and it has by -- partisan great support they've backed a congress person a Democrat in Long -- actually -- -- this bill to repeal the iPad app.
What this bill does is it takes even congress out of play.
Everything sits in the department of health services all -- decision to sit there.
Imagine you need a procedure to save your life you have to come up the government to see if it's okay.
Men and then and now.
We will be budgeted.
The -- health care will be budgeted there will be a cap on health care and when we -- that cap we're done.
-- done it will actually deny care to not just the seniors but to everyone in this country.
I think people need to be listening -- -- -- the White House have listened to you wish that the members of the house and senate who were pushing this on the democratic side have listened to you.
But can -- give you some good news America is listening to you and that's.
It won't come.