Skip to comments.ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare
Posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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We will probably need doctors a lot sooner than 2025. There’s just this little notion that we may be losing many of the doctors we have right now.
RE: this Affordable Healthcare Act just keeps getting better & better.
And less and less “affordable”.
Think there will be new doctors entering the field if most of the profitability is taken out of it? The pay in their field will be reduced to that of a veterinarian in no time if Obamascare continues.
RE: We will probably need doctors a lot sooner than 2025.
Why not accept more applicants to Medical School?
It’s funny how many inconvenient facts the MSM is suddenly “discovering” now that the election is over.
The next step will be to start importing doctors from third world countries as other countries with nationalized health care do to get cheap labor. Get ready for your doctor to be named Mohammed or Patel. Look at how many cases of fraud and/or illness caused by lack of proper medical procedures have been at the hands of foreign doctors and nurses. Scary stuff.
RE: Think there will be new doctors entering the field if most of the profitability is taken out of it?
Have you ever noticed how many NURSES in our hospitals got their degree from overseas?
Here in New York alone I see many who graduated from the Philippines, India, South Korea and other places. They finished their degrees in their country, worked there for a while after graduation, then took our qualifying nurse’s exams and passed. Theyw ere then allowed to come here and work ( many eventually acquiring their green cards ).
I see the same thing happening for doctors in the next 10 years.
And lower the standards!!!
Why don't we learn from our mistakes?
Lower the standards for medical school. Lets call this new approach Affirmative Action Medical Support Program for OBAMACARE.
I suspect soon the medical profession will become like the military....you sign up and get your medical education paid, but in return you will go where they send you for your first 10 years.
The roles of nurse pracitioners and physicians assistants will expand to include treatment of most routine illnesses and injuries.
My my my, how far we’ve fallen since 1993! Back then, the Clintons swore up and down that nationwide free health care for all could be financed with a larger tax on cigarettes!
No problem: we will continue importing unqualified doctors from Third World hellholes. Going to a doctor will become more dangerous than staying home.(For older and sicker patients, this is ESPECIALLY true. Anyone who doesn’t understand that Death Panels are on the horizon is naive.) Insurance fraud will skyrocket.(Even now, foreign born doctors are disproportionately involved in such fraud.) And, oh, another thing: they will all vote Democrat.
“How is it hangin’ esse?”
Only stupid people will become doctors.....
...... uh oh!
Why would anyone bust their a** for 9 years just to get overworked and underpaid?
“We will probably need doctors a lot sooner than 2025. Theres just this little notion that we may be losing many of the doctors we have right now.”
Perhaps we will follow the British model and avert the shortage by replacing them with 26 year old middle eastern “surgeons” like the ones who bombed Glasgow International Airport in 2007.
Not to worry. They will death panel the elderly and dumb down the doctor requirements.
Well it beats the Gulag.
Only an idiot would go into any primary care area. The only happy docs I know are specialists who can control their practice. ophthalmologists , plastic surgeons, hand surgeons, radiologists.
We are inventing all kinds of doctor replacements — nurse practitioners, for example (sorry NPs). Pretty soon, anyone will be able to practice medicine as “doctors”.
White Guy doctor here. I could work 24 hours per day every day of the week and I wouldn’t put a dent in the number of patients who want to see me. We are in for a very RUDE AWAKENING. And, yes, get ready for your serious medical conditions to be addressed by a salaried physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Maybe Dr. Muhammed will come in and take a look. Worse care, less frequently (as appointments will be rarer than gold), with fewer phone calls returned. Obama, Pelosi and Reid have destroyed our future.
Good luck finding a doctor that accepts new Medicare patients!
Blame the doctors is part of the dim playbook for when kenyancare fails. The marxists need enemies for the push to single payer.
This is what I alluded to above...we’ll have NPs and PAs doing surgery and everything. Good grief.
A doctor just out of college is sad since the only real effective doctor takes years of actual experience treating patients. Pills from a computer model will be the new doctor.
Why go to medical school? If you don’t need identification to vote why do you need any to “practice” medicine? ;-)
Many doctors will just retire or cut back on hours. Know 2 retiring and a 3rd that is cutting hours. “Why work if I can’t keep the money I make? I’ll cover my expenses and make what I need then shut the doors and wait out this four years.”
Sadly, don’t think it’ll be better after Obama is out. Permanent damage and with the vote theft at the polls and vote buying via taxdollars away from the polls, unlikely a Republican will ever win national office again.
Have you ever noticed that whatever they officially name a bill, it always does the opposite. It is if it is by design. lol
Word of warning from experience: Look to your own health! Do not rely on the "healthcare" business (and yes, it is a business) to do anything but put you in a corral to lay insurance egg-payments for them...
the new slavery? These guys also bury their mistakes...
This white guy doc agrees with all you say.
Plus, what others do not think about, is the young folks who come out of med school anywhere from 200-500k already in debt, and then come into a system that doesn’t want to pay them.
Who in their right mind would want to do that? A young person wanting to be a doc in modern American must approach it with missionary zeal, because that’s what it’s similar to.
Every doc I know who has kids interested in health care are trying to get them in DENTAL school, which has so far (but not for long) appeared to escape the brunt of Obamacare.
It’s a mess for which their is only one solution - a 2 tiered system, and the Obamaphiles ain’t gonna like that.
I don’t know. Engineering school is making me crazy...I might welcome death.
As if they care. The nomenklatura will always receive the best care from the best doctors and the best hospitals. As for everyone else, well, sorry comrade.
There’s a reason the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, etc., ended up with empty shelves and no innovation.
Universal health care does not equal universal health care. It equals being universally free to stand in line for health care that you might never get.
Oh, and remember how “proud” Romney was of Romneycare?
Now, it seems, they will become slaves to the state, indentured to perform a needed service to the masses.
Don’t know where you live, but my cardiologists are named Kiran Kareti and Krishna Malineni and my endocronoligist is named is Smita Gupta. I live in Indianapolis.
Or my daughter, who is using her GI bill to become a nurse anesthetist.
the revolt will come when the government checks stop arriving in the inner cities or the first time a group of senior citizens figures out that they have to wait 2 or 3 months to see their primary care doctor ...that’s when politicians get pulled out of their houses ...
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