Tuesday, June 28, 2011
To find out why more and more primary care physicians are closing their practices due to government intrusiveness, the Obama administration has created a new program to get more intrusive.
With Obamacare set to dump 30 million new Medicare/Medicaid patients into the system, the government is desperately racing to find out why doctors don't want to see patients on whom they lose money.
To solve this baffling riddle, the Obama administration is creating a bureau of taxpayer-funded "secret shoppers" who will pose as patients and call doctors in nine states. They'll call each doctor twice - once asking if the doctor takes new patients with private insurance and once asking if the doctor takes new patients on government plans. If there's a discrepancy in who they'll take, the doctors will presumably be taken to Guantanamo Bay for waterboarding, which is said to be nearly as torturous as medical boarding.
Government officials claim that the data collected will only be for information purposes. But if they wanted accurate information, then they wouldn't be telling the New York Times to spread the story before any phonecalls are made. Instead, it seems more likely that the Obamacare Czars desperately want the story well-publicized to intimidate physicians... and help conceal the growing doctor shortage from the public until it's too late.
Meaning that Obama's "secret shoppers" may not have real illnesses...but they do represent a governmental sickness from which our medical system may never recover.