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Doctor Shortage to Increase Under Obamacare
- Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:06
- Written by Cliff Levine
Obamacare, no thanks to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, is now the law of the land. The only way to repeal it is to elect Mitt Romney and take control of the Senate. But it's time we look at the serious problems this law brings to America, which will affect everyone that's used to seeing a doctor at their convenience. Following Europe's path, Obamacare will create a doctor shortage, resulting in less care. But as we know, Obamacare has nothing to do with health care reform.
According to The New York Times, of all places, by 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. That number will double by 2025. When the law begins in 2014 - as planned by Democrats so voters wouldn't experience the problems created by the law before the election - coverage will be extended to 30 million Americans. Of that amount, roughly 12 million are uninsured. The remaining individuals have either opted out of purchasing health care, or they're illegal aliens getting a free ride.
Is this an unintended consequence of Obamacare? Absolutely not. Government intervention and, ultimately, government takeover of the health care system has driven doctors away from the profession. Getting reimbursed by the government on pennies on the dollar also has contributed to fewer doctors within the system as well. But most of all, you'd have to be insane to think 30 million people could get added to the health care system without it affecting the doctor / patient balance. This is why it takes 48 days to see a doctor in Massachusetts and over six months in Europe.
Socialized medicine does not work.
Cliff Levine is a contributing editor for Habledash.