My opinion does not stem from my profession as a physician, but rather from a philosophical point. I do not believe that the government using other people’s money should be paying for some people’s health care. This is what we have now. Some people go to the emergency room and get 100% of their care at no cost. Others pay dearly for that same care. That is not right.
One of Dr Dwayne’s points with which I was not in disagreement is that the government should not be mandating that hospitals and doctors care for emergency patients and not insure payment for it. This is not fair either.
I believe that some middle ground should be sought. While I am not a believer in ObamaCare, I do believe reform is needed. It is too political a subject for a fair job to be done most likely.
This was not the entirety of the discussion on my “call in,” but it was a large part. I was surprised that Larry’s screener (producer?) seemed to recognize me (from my cell phone number perhaps?) I call Larry’s show because the treatment is fair and I agree with most of the things he says.