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Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare
Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST by Olog-hai

If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. …

What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age.

What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)—will strain the low supply of U.S. doctors even further. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: doctors; doctorshortage; healthcare; medicine; obamacare; obamacarefuture
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Isn’t it call the “Liverpool” plan or something? We’ll have the “Chicago Pathway” in 0bummerCare, all too soon enough.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 8:33:06 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Olog-hai

"Complaint?"
"Yes, please help me. I'm having chest pains, and..."
"The line for chest pains is over there. NEXT!"


42 posted on 01/08/2013 8:52:35 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: dfwgator

Doctor scene from the dystopic comedy movie, “Idiocracy” :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkPGlVqqEP0


43 posted on 01/08/2013 8:00:41 PM PST by gaijin
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