ObamaCare Implementation – Its Effects Go Beyond The Intended

I’m not alone in my concerns about ObamaCare and its unintended consequences.  I read this blog aggregation site pretty often and read this today:  http://goo.gl/r04zma

We’re just starting to see how things may change, and for most US citizens, I fear that it won’t be for the better when it comes to both access to and the expense of health care.

Dr. Warren

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Health Care Reform – How I See It’s Impact So Far

While most of the provisions of “ObamaCare” are going to be implemented in the near future, I’m already seeing a real change for my patients.  And its in the form of higher out of pocket expenses for most of my patients.  In an effort to reduce premiums, which have risen quite a bit due to ObamaCare’s mandates, many employers and individuals are opting for significantly higher deductible plans.

This means that instead of being responsible for the first $500 or so per family per year, many families are now responsible for up to and sometimes beyond the first $5000.00 in major medical expenses.  This means several things to my patients.  First is the obvious paying of more health care costs by the patient.  The second is that I’m seeing patients put off or defer important visits and testing related to chronic conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Disease and Macular Degeneration, just to name a few.

I am working on ways to make these changes and this necessary care less of a burden for my patients.  I am considering just about any and all options as I try to position my practice to provide the care that my patients need in a manner that they appreciate and at an expense that they can manage.  Look for more information and musings from me over the next weeks and months.

Dr. Warren

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Back To School – Vision And Learning

childglassesblackboardIt is a well known and accepted fact that 80% of all learning is done visually.  Yet most children don’t have a comprehensive eye examination before starting school each year.

While there will be many, many vision screenings performed this fall in Racine, it is also a well known fact that up to 30% of children with a vision problem that can affect their learning experience will pass even a very well designed and executed vision screening (this includes the evaluation done by pediatricians during physicals too).  This doesn’t mean that vision screenings are a bad thing, just that they shouldn’t be the only vision evaluation that a child has.

Please insure that the children that you love have the tools that they need to succeed in school.  All the iPads, computers and crayons in the world won’t help children with poor vision succeed in school!

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