When I arrived at the doctor's office the first thing I noted was a new receptionist. The sweet young lady who used to hold the position had left for other work. Then, a new Doctor's nurse was in the office. Again, the young lady I really enjoyed talking to was gone. But the final nail in the coffin was to find that my family doctor had also left the practice. He found a teaching job which allowed him to focus on medicine, not paperwork.
The new doctor was fine, but I could see the signs of stress in his eyes as he rolls his little computer cart with him wherever he goes in the office. You see, his first responsibility under Obamacare is to fill out paperwork in complete detail, not worry about the needs of the patient. That is merely a secondary function. I think he is a nice young man and competent, but I fear it won't be long and he'll also be looking for a new place to work, one where he can do what he was trained to do: provide patient care in a doctor-patient centered environment.
Sadly, I am fearful that the day is rapidly becoming reality in the United States when we'll all be treated like cattle. And it's a sad day for us. Meanwhile, Congress has the opportunity right now in the lame duck to put constraints on Obama's illegal one man decisions on medical care with their power of the purse. Unfortunately for us, with men like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, two game players who don't appreciate what we have to put up with, they are likely to continue full funding for another year, allowing Obamacare to get even more firmly locked in.
I hope you have better fortunes with your medical care the next time you need to see the doctor, but I think it will get a whole lot worse and I am beginning to think that it will not improve, at least not until we rise up like we've never done before. When will enough be enough? It's now up to us to make that call. I personally think our first call should be for the replacement of the entire Republican Congressional leadership, from Boehner and McConnell on down, but that is a topic for another time and another day. In the meantime, God bless you all.