Originally Posted by pricejj
^ Maybe if doctors didn't have to contend with all the paperwork that's necessary with Medicare/Obamacare they would have more time to spend with their patients. I used to work in a pharmacy, and you wouldn't believe how much more paperwork we had to do starting in 2009 after Obamacare was enacted.
Imagine how simple and effective it would be if private patients paid the doctor directly with mandatory HSA's? Cut out the middleman, and the time/bureaucracy that goes along with it. That's a true private market.
That's not the problem, there was no Obamacare in 2003, the data year, though the paperwork is terrible.....including that requested by insurance companies.
The Economist recently had a good article about the bureaucracy in US healthcare. One example: Medicare has 140,000 reporting codes, in one instance, there are 8 codes for an injury by moose.
It would be funny if it weren't tragic.