I was at an office visit yesterday and was surprised to be informed by our family physician of 15 years that in October he will be joining a VIP doctor group and will only be seeing the first 600 patients to sign a contract for the privilege to be his VIP patient. This "priveledge" costs $1800 per person per year. And for this you get same day or next day appointments, his cell number, longer office visits and a more comprehensive yearly physical. Is this a scam or the new slap in the face reality of Obamacare? Mind you I have no intention of signing up for this ($3600 per year for DH and I- no thanks. I liked him as a doc but really?). I've now got to call around to find a new doc, try to develop a trust while knowing in the back of my mind that they could drop us like a hot potato at anytime if they go VIP or just use critical care clinics for all our healthcare needs. Is anybody else experiencing this?