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We'll Fox News alert we are getting reports from Washington the house Democrats are looking at very big health care changes including federal aid to families.
Making under 88000 dollars a year to help pay.
For health insurance.
The Associated Press is also reporting that it has a copy of a plan that shows the -- is developing an insurance program that will compete with private companies.
Besides costing American taxpayers trillions of dollars.
What can you expect as Washington push -- to reform.
Our health care system our next guest.
Has a few ideas on the doctor Marc Siegel you know well is the Fox News medical get a doctor good morning morning -- a look at your points of what we can expect if in fact the government gets more involved in health care under these plans.
Barack Obama's plan these lawmakers plants and I feel depressed.
You are not forecasting good things first -- it when it comes to costs.
Well I -- -- -- I want to see one good thing we we have currently.
The best health care in the world I'm convinced -- that we have high technology we can offer treatments that no one else can that's why people come across the border -- from Canada.
I don't want to see that sacrificed I don't want to see -- diluted -- a practicing primary care physician.
Our group is in trouble his plan Obama's plan what's being pushed through the house.
Has an idea in mind that I'm concerned about they seem to think that prevention is key.
But primary doctors internists and general practitioners.
Are running away where -- we gonna get the doctors that are going to take care of this big load of patients it's a mandatory system that talking about mandating health care.
Everyone's going to have to sign up.
But just because you have insurance doesn't mean you're gonna get care if there are not the doctors to take care of your dollars.
Or -- spent all our taxpayer money trying to fund it this program so what that pay for you doctors.
Well it's gonna pay for something I think it's going to pay for MRIs and it's gonna pay for more and more technology and it's going to pay for insurance companies and may be prescription drugs doctors are going to get under the bus here for sure.
Reimbursements to doctors are going to be cut reimbursements to hospitals are going to be cut OK I'm actually worried about that too because the Medicaid dollars that goes to hospitals.
-- -- networks within hospitals to take care of Medicaid patients private physicians -- not really set up to do that if you keep cutting hospitals you're not going to be able to take care of our poorest and sickest patient.
What a lot of people don't realize that he thinks of as a doctor you pick out eat you she'd be it must be rich backers are not rich not all doctors -- making a lot of money these days because of these cutbacks Ann Richards already that you're dealing with primary care physicians with all due respect to my guests don't make a lot of doubt they do it because they want to help people.
I -- I can't afford to have cost cut at the moment.
So you going to mandate electronic medical records you gonna have more and more paperwork you -- have been seeing more and more patient.
Primary care doctors and I should help people out there they're already -- too many -- you know it.
You've been waiting and waiting rooms the week in waiting rooms is going to get longer so before we hastily -- all of this.
I'm not you know.
Forecasting doom and gloom I want us to be out in front of this and let's talk about the real questions let's get the system re oriented towards prevention -- more primary care doctors give them incentives.
Get more than the medical school to go into primary care -- About the waiting list a lot of people have suggested that if we go down this path we're gonna look a little bit more like candidate then perhaps you want to when it comes to health care in Canada -- the waiting list for G land surgery is twelve weeks.
For cataract removal twelve to eighteen weeks for a -- selected me it can be up to 36 weeks for neurosurgery.
Can be up to thirty weeks you have to wait.
Under their system which people think he's pushing us closer to I want to ask you.
Our we will be seeing -- kind of -- are we gonna be seen.
A decrease in the level of care.
You know that's a great point regular work you got that yes we're going to be seeing those weights more importantly Americans pride ourselves as having access we like freedom here.
What I can be able to get our liver transplants when we're sixty or so we're not going to be able to get our pacemakers when we're ninety years old we're not going to be able to have dialysis -- what I need.
Because the if there's a government plan a public option.
It's gonna be red meat rationed care the government is not going to -- to -- -- of that because they're gonna say it's too expensive and insurance companies are going to have to compete with the government so they're not going to be able to approve that you know for a private insurance company the bottom line is profit they have to be able to make a profit if they're competing with a big government giant.
They're going to cut out services to -- order to ensure that profit ration care is a way to make a profit but it's also -- way to exclude necessary care.
From people that really -- Americans want to be able to have.
They're dialysis and their pacemakers if they need that and a Catholic -- -- -- girls cannot win six weeks where we gonna go there were already coming across the border here where are we gonna go get that question doctor Marc Siegel thank you so much for.
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