President Obama I want you to know that when I was young we had doctors who made house calls. Yes, believe it. There was even a television show to prove it. The name of the show was Marcus Wellby! M.D
It depicted life as it was then. Doctors each each reached out to help the sick. They made house calls at any time, day and night. We did not have to wait for an appointment. President Obama did you know that doctors back then cared about their patients and most still do, but there are always a few that think about money and how much they can charge.
The doctor was like a friend, President Barak Obama. This is why they were referred to as Family Doctors. They not only treated the young who were sick, but every family member regardless of age. Well, those times are gone forever. That, along with the 3 cent glass of a chocolate egg cream.
Quite a few years ago a doctor fired me. He sent me a letter to say that he would no longer be treating me. Why? Because I had canceled a few appointments in the past-each for good reasons. President Obama this was the first time that I had ever heard of such a thing. I had always thought that a doctor was truly concerned about a patent’s health. I guess I was thinking of the past. Nowadays, physicians think of more about the money, then about the health of a person.
Recently I received a letter in my snail mailbox, from my chiropractor that he could no longer treat me. I was astounded, and took it personally and immediately phoned to find out ‘why’? President Obama you would want to know as well if this happened to you.
I was told that he sent the identical letter to all of his Medicare patients. I wondered when and what happened to cause Medicare patients to suddenly become ‘untouchable”. President Obama I did the following and it did not help.
1. I asked to speak to the Doctor. He explained the reason.
2. Medicare is going to pay less for a medicare patient.
3. Medicare takes too long to reimburse a patent’s visit.
4. Medicare discovers too many errors that are made by ‘the doctor’s staff’ office staff, and had refused to pay unless it was corrected and then resubmitted it.
Was this my problem or that of his staff? Tell me President Obama.
The fact that I required chiropractic care did not seem to bother him. His pocket came first and then the patient. I was left to find a new Chiropractor to treat my aching back.
He sent me a few names of other Chiropractors that live in my vicinity. I could have done the same thing by walking up and down the block. He could not attest to their ability or whether they could help me or not.
I still have the sciatica pain but I no longer have a chiropractor to treat me. President Obama can you tell me why this happened?
I guess it is more important for them to get paid by Medicare within a shorter amount of time, of they just will no longer treat you. It never dawned on them not to make so many billing errors.
Be aware, President Obama, that the same thing is might happen by Medical Doctors. Keep watching your mail box and find out. You might just be the next patient to be fired!
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