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Entry from November 09, 2013
Doc Shock

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was widely promoted by President Barack Obama with, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.” However, many people discovered that they could not keep their doctors and that their premiums increased. The premium increase was dubbed “sticker shock.”

A November 5, 2013, article in the Washington (DC) Examiner was titled “Access shock a bigger problem for Obama than lost insurance.” Mickey Kaus, of The Daily Caller, posted on Twitter on November 6, 2013:

“‘Doc Shock’ is so much better than ‘Access Shock.’”

“Doc Shock” had also been cited on Twitter on May 10, 2013 and on October 25, 2013, but Kaus popularized the term. The blog Ace of Spades HQ posted on November 9, 2013, “Mickey Kaus linked this and used the expression ‘doc shock,’ which is pretty catchy.”


Twitter
guillermo m wechsler
‏@gxwechsler
Health industry. DOC SHOCK: PRICE DISPARITIES GONE WILD http://huff.to/16W4BIC
1:49 PM - 10 May 13

Twitter
Occupy Healthcare
‏@OCCUPY_HEALTH
GOLDEN AGE DOC SHOCK
9:45 AM - 25 Oct 13

Washington (DC) Examiner
Access shock a bigger problem for Obama than lost insurance
BY PHILIP KLEIN | NOVEMBER 5, 2013 AT 5:27 PM
(...)
But mounting evidence suggests that when insurance plans kick in on Jan. 1, sticker shock will be followed by another phenomenon — access shock.

The Daily Caller
Kausfiles vs. Facile Contrarianism!
By Mickey Kaus
9:54 PM 11/06/2013
(...)
Instead, if Obamacare keeps running into trouble–sticker shock, then “doc shock”–they will start to panic.

Twitter
Mickey Kaus
‏@kausmickey
“Doc Shock” is so much better than “Access Shock.” http://bit.ly/1fhW2te#.UnsCVH3TJlA.twitter … Let’s make it Doc Shock! http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/06/kausfiles-vs-facile-contrarianism/
9:01 PM - 6 Nov 13

Twitter
AFP Virginia
‏@AFPVA
Here comes Doc Shock http://ow.ly/qAud1
3:35 PM - 7 Nov 13

Ace of Spades HQ
November 9, 2013
New Shoe Dropping: “Doc Shock”
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”
(...)
Mickey Kaus linked this and used the expression “doc shock,” which is pretty catchy.
Posted by: Ace at 02:00 PM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, November 09, 2013 • Permalink