Do doctors hate ObamaCare?
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 3:24
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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And -- yeah.
Said that by now middle income families would have a reduction in their health insurance premiums by 2005.
Dollars a year.
It's gone up by 2500 a year.
And if Obama -- -- passed or implement -- sort of -- if it's implemented fully it'll be another 2500 on top.
The middle class is getting crushed under the policies of a president who is not understood what it takes to get the economy working again.
There you have Mitt Romney a couple of nights ago not the only one concerned about obamacare.
Apparently so are our doctors -- turnout associate professor of medicine at NYU and part of our medical -- team doctor Marc Siegel who weren't tea parties that well the whole idea of obamacare was you know people are gonna have more choices and everybody's -- love it and as we turn to you as you Wear your doctor -- Why don't doctors like it.
Doctors don't like it because we don't like cookie cutter Madison Steve.
The secret about Obama -- is it's really unworkable for physicians we have still I believe the greatest health care in the world here in the US.
We want to preserve it but today if I see is 65 year old patient for the first time I have to tell him here's your future.
You have all these medical problems I want to order these tests to help you -- I wanna give you these treatments but Obama care.
With the independent payment advisory board is going to say that treatment is better than this treatment.
That Jim is too expensive I will argue back that's personalized medicine the wave of the future genetics I can help this person.
But we can't pay for so you're telling me that this panel this unelected panel could actually say and you know here's 75.
Procedure is way too expensive you can't haven't yet but -- even worse than that that's their struggle to contain costs but as you heard governor -- care about and I just what the procedure and they're not gonna cut caused either not only want you get the procedure but there's no evidence the premiums are going to be reduced.
You know why because Obama -- front -- Steve in front load you with things you may not need.
The problem with a colonoscopy.
Isn't the co pay package that people don't necessarily want -- -- of the test write the same with a mammogram where I sit in the doctor's office and I read a prescription for a test.
I guarantee you my patients will go for it if they need it whether they pay a co pay or not it's too expensive and -- these bells and whistles.
And mandate them that they're covered under insurance -- that's what the premiums are going but some of the bells and whistles the new technology is very expensive and so you're worried that that's gonna go by the by right.
Because Steve we are not solving the health care crisis here we're creating an insurance crisis insurance by definition is one size fits all but health -- solutions in the 21 century are not one size fits all.
What works for Steve doesn't work for mark.
That's the solution here it's based on your genetic make up we're going to a very exciting times.
But insurance that wraps around everyone and covers every cold.
Will not be able to cover the cancer treatment to the future and of course Mitt Romney says the first thing he would do if elected on the first day -- Do what he could to -- read about it it's -- 55% of doctors surveyed.
Will say there will vote for governor Romney because they want more choice that's how doctors work best with more choice not more regulation started doctor Marc -- make -- -- -- -- thank you -- the.