In light of the federal healthcare overhaul, an advocacy
organization for health freedom is calling on doctors to change the
methods of their practice in order to better service patients.
As OneNewsNow recently noted, a study by the Physicians Foundation shows that
nearly 45,000 full-time doctors will leave the medical field if
ObamaCare is fully implemented. So to counter the loss, Twila Brase
Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) suggests that doctors adapt
their practices to deal with the changing times.
"They need to look at
opening up private practices, cash-based practices; they need to
get out of the whole insurance scheme of it," she asserts.
"There are patients who need care … they say they can't afford
it, and that may or may not be true if doctors were taking cash
payments," Brase offers.
"When you get out of having to put in all the paperwork and have
all the staff needed to do all the paperwork for the government, or
all the paperwork for health plans -- once you leave all that
paperwork behind, healthcare becomes much less expensive."
The CCHF president advises doctors to return to being the
independent practitioners they once were and escape
the restraints of third-party payment systems.
Due to restrictions, physicians today are working less, seeing
fewer patients, and cutting back access to their practices.