Skip to comments.The Doctor Won't See You Now. He's Clocked Out
Posted on 03/16/2013 9:12:16 PM PDT by Innovative
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Let’s get the numbers right.
Since as many as 70% of doctors surveyed have said they will QUIT the profession...
50% of 30% means that only 15% of the current doctors will be hospital employees.
NO ONE will be seeing a doctor by 5 years from now.
My Vet responds faster for my horses....
Doctors wouldn’t, or didn’t, get involved in fighting Obamacare back when it was being pushed by the Dems. I wondered why then....still don’t know why they don’t speak up.
Average completed medical-student debt now is 250-300k.
Doctors fleeing to private concierge / indemnity-only practices are in for rude shock. Obamacare rules are very hard on indemnity insurance, its viability is questionable. Moreover, the minute that capacity becomes strained or people start to perceive a two-class system, expect that Obamacare or its successors will adopt to an all-or-none principle — accept government set rates (possibility including expanded Medicaid or even Medicare too) from all patients as payment in full - or be ineligible to accept any government-covered or -subsidized patients at all, maybe even be denied privileges at any hospital that accepts them for any patients.
That is scary. It further confirms my gut feeling about what is going to happen though. Everyone will have health insurance (theoretically) but no one will be able to see a doctor. (reality)
That sounds right. I would have had to guess and I didn’t want to exaggerate.