Ben Carson: Doctors Risk Being Government Employees Under ACA

Greg Richter
Newsmax
11 Dec 2013

One of the reasons the private medical practice is disappearing is that the costs of the new Obamacare rules are so onerous, Dr. Ben Carson said Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

Dr. Stephen Kiteck, of Somerset, Ky., also appeared on the program to discuss the newspaper ad he took out announcing he is quitting his practice because of the policies of Obamacare.

Kiteck told Van Susteren he is about five years away from retirement anyway, and doesn’t want to invest in converting all his paper files to electronic, as required by the Affordable Care Act.

Carson said he was not surprised at Kiteck’s decision. It costs a lot to upgrade, and records are accessible to people you may not want seeing them.

The law even hits world-class institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, which have been cut out of many networks. Funds are being parceled out to those institutions as they jump through certain hoops, Carson said.

“I don’t know how this ever happened to us. This is America, and we’ve allowed this to happen,” Carson said. “I’m not giving up. I think there’s a very good chance we can reverse this and that we can start doing things the way we’ve done them in the past.”

Carson, thought to be considering a 2016 presidential run, wants to bring back free enterprise and competition that drives innovation.

Related:  Top hospitals opt out of ObamaCare 

…Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies. Most of the top hospitals will accept insurance from just one or two companies operating under Obamacare.

“This doesn’t surprise me,” said Gail Wilensky, Medicare director for the first Bush administration and senior fellow for Project HOPE. “There has been an incredible amount of focus on the premium cost and subsidy, and precious little focus on what you get for your money.”…

…The result of our investigation: Many top hospitals are simply opting out of Obamacare…

 

 

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