Fox News’ Dr. Siegel: Too Many People Have Health Insurance Under Obamacare (VIDEO)

Fox News Doctor - Too Many People Will Get Health Care Under Obamacare

What kind of doctor complains about people having too much access to health care? A doctor who’s on the payroll of Fox News in the age of Obamacare. – Official Whitehouse Photo

 

Meet Doctor Marc Siegel.

What kind of doctor complains about people having too much access to health care? A doctor who’s on the payroll of Fox News in the age of Obamacare.

On The Hannity show last night, yet another in a zillion Fox News segments designed to trash the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel revealed that his number one concern was not how well the ACA covers his patients or even how affordable it is but that too many people will wind up with health insurance. And that inconveniences him and the “haves” he treats.

Siegel said:

Before they started this, we were all in trouble with insurance to begin with. There’s too much health insurance. It covers too much. Too many people have it and they can’t in my office to see me. I’m full. …I can’t see all these people.

There’s a shortage of doctors. So what do they do? They’re going to pay us less.

So the answer is less health care? So Dr. Siegel won’t be inconvenienced and/or get paid less? Doesn’t this violate the Hippocratic Oath?

Not the first time Dr. Siegel Has Worried About The Have-Nots Getting Too Much Under Obamacare

Hippocratic violation or not, Siegel’s attitude certainly flouts the kind of principles we usually want from our doctors: which is to put patients – if not first, at least somewhere near the top of the list. But Fox News doesn’t seem to mind a bit. Even if, in this case, Siegel seems to have put the patients at the bottom.

Sadly, this is far from the first time Siegel has made such comments on Fox’s airwaves. Last month, Siegel also complained people will get too much health care under Obamacare. In August, he griped that the Affordable Care Act’s “entitlement coverage” will cost him and his already-covered patients too much. He said, “If you can’t get in to see us or we’re ordering very expensive tests that are variable prices, there’s no way that we can afford it, there’s no way we can keep practicing medicine the way we want to.”

Or to put it another way, as far as Siegel is concerned, health care is only for the elite who can afford it. And let’s make sure there are not too many of those so that his pocketbook doesn’t suffer. As for everyone else? Well they can just go bankrupt from medical costs or stop clogging up doctors’ offices altogether and die quickly.

Here is the video (via Media Matters):