Another shocking story where professionals refuse to become slaves.
The uncertainty proved too much for Dr. Guy Culpepper, a Dallas-area family practice doctor who says he wrestled with his decision for years before opting out in March. It was, he said, the only way “he could stop getting bullied and take control of his practice.”
“You do Medicare for God and country because you lose money on it,” said Culpepper, a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. “The only way to provide cost-effective care is outside the Medicare system, a system without constant paperwork and headaches and inadequate reimbursement.”
Let's stop here..
1. You do NOT have a right to medical care. Doctors may go into medicine for many reasons. Helping people by using their skills and learning is certainly one of the reasons. However, you do NOT have a "right" to those skill and services period. They MAY choose to treat you, or not, if you do not have the ability to pay. They MAY accept partial payment from the government in return for treating you, but they don't HAVE to.
If you think that someone that has spent 8 years or more in school and literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money getting to where they can earn a decent living OWES you squat then you are delusional. You do not deserve free stuff for merely existing on the planet. Get over it.
The doctors of Texas are not opting out at an alarming rate. There is nothing to be "alarmed" about since you don't deserve FREE care to start with. Your inability to pay for you own care does not incur some sort of obligation on the doctors to treat you for free.