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.
This is what I alluded to above...we’ll have NPs and PAs doing surgery and everything. Good grief.
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.
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.
This is the answer to the INTENDED consequence of doctor shortages. I have recently discovered that some orthopedic surgeons are allowing MA's to give intra-articular injections! I think we will all remember the day of seeing a LNP or PA as the good old days. I punched out and sold my practice this year. I expect many to join me in the coming days and years.
Worse care, less frequently (as appointments will be rarer than gold), with fewer phone calls returned. Obama, Pelosi and Reid have destroyed our future.
All of what you say is true. Yet when I try to explain it to a dim they just turn off and refuse to process the information.
Government run health care is really a religion to these people. The fantasy that if the “rich” just pay a little more than everybody can have great health care is an outrageous lie.
I lived much of the last 10 years in Europe. I saw how much the middle class pays for government health care. These dim bulbs who voted for the kenyan have no idea how hard reality is about to hammer them.
A mirror image of what my V.A. care is today...