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Old 11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Location: Declezville, CA
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Prison doctors facing malpractice take home 6-figure salaries | 89.3 KPCC
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:21 PM
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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"According to the Los Angeles Times, the former medical professionals have collectively earned an estimated $8.7 million since 2006 for performing menial chores like sorting mail, tossing out old medical supplies and reviewing inmte charts for clerical errors."

At least they were doing some work.

Compare that to a lot of doctors (offices) in private practice. Here's your typical phone message when calling:
"Hello, You've reached Dr. Golf N. Cheatinonspouse's office. If this is an emergency call 911 now [now they've released themselves from any liability]. Our normal office hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9 to 4 with lunch from 11 to 1. Friday's 9 to 11. We are taking our next appointments [three months from now] in February. Our latest appointment is 3PM. If arriving for your first appointment, please arrive 45 minutes early [so you can fill out 19 forms which release us from any liability and guarantee we'll get paid. The forms always ask both your age and your DOB because we're too stupid to figure out your age from your DOB. We also need your SSN nine times because we couldn't care less about your risk of identity theft. Finally we ask the same information each time on each form because we are still using 1950s technology in this office and we can't transfer information from one form onto multiple forms - so you need to enter the same information over and over and over.]. If you can't make an appointment please let us know three weeks in advance or we will charge you $150. [We double book so there's a 95% chance you'll be sitting around in the waiting room for 90 minutes.]"
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:30 PM
Location: SoCal
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I'm more scared by my doctor converting to full electronic medical records "so you can access your full medical records on-line." (Nevermind that any mediocre hacker can access them too.) Just look at the financial industry if you want to see how well your confidential data is handled on-line.

All we need now to lose it all is on-line voting. Once your financial and medical data is stolen, and somebody can hack your vote on-line, what reason do you have left to exist? On the other hand, if you die your finances, medical involvement and voting might continue for decades...
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