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Doctor Shortage Set to Undermine Obamacare

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 03:25 PM

Healthcare professionals are warning that there could be a wide gap between the number of people seeking medical treatment under Obamacare and the number of doctors available to provide it.

A triple threat — more people needing care, tens of thousands of doctors reaching retirement age and a growing number of physicians getting so frustrated with bureaucracy that they want out — could undermine any improvements the law envisages.

A doctor shortage is imminent. A convergence of retiring doctors and 30 million new patients is creating an shortage of available primary care physicians.

"One of the great misconception about Obamacare is that just because you have health insurance, you'll therefore get adequate healthcare and you'll have access to it," Dr. Ramin Oskoui, president of the medical staff at Sibley Hospital in Washington, told the network

"Nothing could be further from the truth."

I am frustrated that this problem wasn't addressed before the new law was passed. While it will be good for the 30 million uninsured to finally have coverage, they are going to be disappointed when that coverage doesn't provide them with actual healthcare.

This ACA is simply not making health care better for most people. We will be facing long lines and rationing of health care we used to be able to access as needed. This is not an improvement. Coupled with the economic devastation and unacceptable burdens placed upon small business and to a lesser extend business in general, I simply can't see how this law can be allowed to stand. The cost is too great in both jobs and the quality and availability of out health care.

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edit on 2013/8/27 by Metallicus because: Added Link

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 04:28 PM
Maybe the ACA was designed to fail from the get go? Perhaps it was a plan to make the healthcare so horrible, that the actual single-payer system will come to fruition?

posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 04:54 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

That is an excellent assessment. It does seem as if it was created to fail.


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