Monday, September 22, 2014

Sinking ship, MVNHS©-style

Think this can't happen here?

"The [MVNHS©] staffing crisis is expected to escalate as ­thousands of doctors seek work overseas."

Almost 5,000 British physicians have filed paperwork that would allow them to practice abroad. And I don't think it's because they want to moonlight; these are doc's looking to escape the stifling reg's and lousy economics that characterize the Much Vaunted National Health System©.

Meanwhile, 4,000 miles away:

"Dr. William Wennen, a plastic surgeon, is closing his Fairbanks practice after 38 years of working in the state. Dr. Wennen blames federal health insurance programs, citing Obamacare, Medicaid and Medicare, for shutting down his practice."

And no wonder: he claims to be writing off something like $750,000 a year in unreimbursed care.

Is he an outlier?

Time will tell.

[MVNHS© story Hat Tip: Co-Blogger Bob V]
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