A Kentucky M.D. named Stephen Kiteck is shutting down his medical practice and citing Obamacare as the reason.
Dr. Kiteck published an ad in the local paper saying his office will close Dec. 31, 2013 because of Obamacare. He invites his patients to drop by prior to that date to pick their charts.
They said it wouldn't happen…..wrong again. pic.twitter.com/kKMCvm1Clo
— Dara Dale (@darab_ic) December 9, 2013
The notice closes with this message, “Dr. Kiteck wishes to thank all his patients that have visited his office over the past 20 years, and apologizes for this inconvenience.”
Dr. Kiteck’s office confirmed that he is indeed closing his practice and that he did publish the notice in the paper. Asked if he would agree to an interview, his receptionist indicated that he’d received many calls from the media but was not prepared to make any additional statement at this time.
There have been surveys which suggested a significant number of doctors might quit or retire early as a result of the new health law. A 2013 Deloitte Survey of U.S. Physicians found that 62 percent of doctors expected some of their colleagues to retire early.
Dr. Kiteck is a 64 year old board certified family physician with a good rating for patient satisfaction on healthgrades.com.
Update: Buzzfeed got through to Dr. Kiteck and he cites a specific reason for retiring, a requirement to use electronic medical records in his practice. That requirement was not part of Obamacare but was included in the stimulus act. Physicians must move to electronic records by 2015 and because of the way use is reported, that means mid-2014 is the deadline for a working system. Those who fail to meet the deadline are charged a fine of 1% (deducted from their reimbursements).
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THIS IS WHY– A couple of years ago the FDA started to inspect medications coming into the USA people ordered them because it was cheaper and easy to get. Since then the FEDS have been seizing medications along the borders into the USA from Canada and ports of call.
NOW we find out that under Obamacare you CAN’T GET YOUR DRUGS. So the drug market has been drying up for people that need medicine. This is why the FDA rushed into action, to stop Americans from getting med’s. The FDA always said the medications were counterfeit yea right. Your right to life JUST ENDED PEOPLE ARE NOW GOING TO DIE THAT CAN’T GET OR BE ABLE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR THEIR MEDICATIONS.
THIS JUST SHOWS YOU HOW THE LEFT HAS BEEN LYING TOTALLY ABOUT OBAMACARE THEY WANT THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND WANT PEOPLE TO DIE.