Is Obamacare Turning Pharmacies Into Doctors?

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In the following segment, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses two big developments with retail pharmacies that are affecting consumers. Watch and find out why you might be ditching your family doctor for a Walgreen and where you can get the cheapest generic drugs. Fool on!

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  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2013, at 1:59 PM, Dadw5boys wrote:

    Who trains Doctors in the Hospitals ? Nurses !!!

    Sure they spend years in School for specific things but on the floor the Nurse rules. So I have no problem with a RN doing a lot of the work since they know more about the system than the Doctors and will not be hampered with all the waste. Plus they will not be Corporate Medical Office that must provide a high profit margin each quarter and can spend more time with a patient. Doctor have complained for years abut being overloaded with work. Could that be because your office staff is trained to keep foor traffic high in the office ? You know Doc when your staff cold calls the Edlerly and makes fasle claims like your going on vaction and want to make sure the Patient is ok before you leave ? The last test showed something and the Doctor wants to check on you. What did it show ? No Answer ! So many things I have heard when they called my mother with excuses to get her in the door for the Blood and Urine Test plus the office visit to bill Medicare.

  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2013, at 3:31 PM, JoeMiddleclass wrote:

    Is this a paid for "news" story by Motley Fool to get clients? I have noticed that since the "NEW" yahoo home page has started there are dozens of these "news" stories from Motley Fool which end up promoting their financial advice. SHAME ON YOU YAHOO!!!!

  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2013, at 3:51 PM, masterwallstreet wrote:

    In my opinion only, I like your article about Obamacare turning pharmacies into doctors. The demand and services for these pharmacies are going to be huge along with their revenue. You have three major players Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid. All three of them could benefit from Obamacare especially one of them: Rite Aid. It is undervalued and trading ridiulously low. What are the chances of it doubling or tripling in price because its demand and services and revenues increase because of Obamacare?

  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2013, at 7:45 PM, jlclayton wrote:


    You've posted the same comment on at least 3 MF articles--what is YOUR agenda?

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