Posted by Tina, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:09 am
This is not surprising.....currently the "great" Stanford University Med school takes in a number of completely unqualified "resident training MDs" sticking them at Valley Santa Clara (horrid ratings). We know one who nailed a 20% on the MCAT yet got into a med school ahead of qualified non-minority applicants. She also nailed D's in sciences yet she brags she is now under STANFORD. They take the med board exam in teensy tiny pieces after tutors teach to each tiny piece. See all the "special programs" only for certain minorities at medical schools. Then hide.
Posted by Cathy K, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm
I hope she rots in jail. Ironically the Doctor is also a mother. And she did this all for money. I know the San Ramon family affected by this tragedy. I commend their diligent effort in pursuit of justice for the loss of thier son and for starting their organization National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA). They have put a spotlight on this terrible epidemic affecting our country and helping to save lives.
Posted by LOUISE, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 8:30 am
Doctors will be reimbursed at a far lower rate then they are now under Obamacare. So you think medical care will get better? You are very mistaken. But don't take my opinion or many others, just wait until it happens, or you can read the high points of the Affordable Healthcare Act if you really want to be informed. Yes, it's affordable all right. Affordable for the federal government cause they will have a government panel deciding who gets care and when. Right now doctors are limited to how much time they spend with each patient due to increased patient loads and less money but it's not that bad yet. As the population grows and more are covered under the government plan, it will get worse.
Posted by Andrea, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:30 am
Giant new taxes coming to fund Obama"care". Older people will be denied care thus forcing them tO become "shovel"/ coffin ready before their time. Why did congress exempt themselves from this boondoggle?
"Control of healthcare is the first step to socialism"----Lenin
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 6:33 am
Let the misinformation campaign against healthcare begin! First the reimbursement rate under "Obamacare" will not go down as it is already abysmally low thanks to Obama predecessors. As it currently stands there are hardly any MD's that will accept Medical and Medicare isn't much better. The only real and ethical thing to have is some form of national health care. As it stands now it is already a two tiered system with those that have receive quality but very expensive care and those that need care can't afford it. Too many working families have annual deductibles up to $5000 and therefore this makes care unaffordable. Obamacare isn't perfect, but it is at least a move in the right direction. I know those that hate Obama won't support anything he tries to do no matter how much it helps seniors or those on fixed incomes. The hypocrisy and lack of compassion of those on the far right is simply amazing.
Posted by Frances, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Bill, obviously you are not an "elder" person because if you were you would be concerned that Obamacare's "panel" might decide not to treat a future condition you may have and you will be sent off to die....like a sick dog! Doctors will be penalized severely if they do not abide by the panel's decision. First offense is a fine and after that it could be imprisonment. Many doctors are leaving the profession and it's no wonder!! Doesn't this sound a bit "communistic" to you? It sure does to me! We are losing our freedoms! This government is immoral! Obama's healthcare plan was designed by Ezekiel Emanuel, MD! Sound familiar? Yes, Rhalm Emanuel's brother! It was designed on the Lives Scale System. Picture an arc with newborns at one end and the elderly on the other. If there is medical rationing those are the two groups who will get overlooked and those at the top of the arc will get the best healthcare! Don't believe me? Check out the Lancet Journals!
Posted by Frances, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm
By the way: Obama didn't need to overhaul our healthcare system. He could have just made a few minor changes to it! He twisted arms and made promises to his fellow Democrats and Obamacare was signed, behind closed doors in the middle of the night by Democrats who had not read the 2,200 pages, didn't know what they were signing and obviously didn't care! Nancy Pelosi said: "We'll just sign it and then what's in it"!!! How bad is that?!! They didn't care because they are exempt from the plan! They voted themselves beautiful healthcare plans and retirements! They aren't forced to live on social security! They should all be fired! They think they can do whatever they want and we, the taxpayers will just tolerate it! I'm over Congress! They are just as bad if not worse than Obama!