Like this recent EO:
WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
More like a Work-fare program to fix that problem. Gee, I would feel a whole lot better getting medical care from someone making minimum wage!
That “likely” is a certitude. Doctors are already making plans to retire. Other doctors are exploring setting up practices offshore, as English doctors and the Canadian doctors have done when their countries converted medicine to a low paid trade. The doctor shortage in numbers is one thing. The dearth of smart dedicated people going to med school is another. Smart people will who would have gone into medicine will choose other areas. Medicine will no longer attract the people who are smart enough to be successful doctors. The shortage of brainpower will exceed the shortage in manpower.
What person in their right mind would spend 10 years of post grad study and tens of thousands of dollars for a profession where the gubermint tells you how, when and what??
So 2020 rolls around. You have a pain. You call down to your local doctor...Dr Twang, who has a visa and is from Hong Kong...but he’s too busy. So you call up the alternate guy on this side of town...Dr Woomba-Woomba, who has a visa and is from Nigeria. He would see you...but in four days. So you finally call that Dr Zhivago guy that you’ve heard about...who doesn’t have a visa but married some Honduran-turned-American gal, and he’s from Russia but only knows forty-four words in English. Dr Zhivago sees you and prescribes some great pain-killers, which you take in abundance....over several months.
One day, you finally wake up in Barstow, California but you don’t know where you are or how you got there. A local drifter tells you that you’ve been out in Barstow for a month...mostly doing pain-killers day by day, and you apparently married some Lebanese gal in Vegas while in this drug episode.
You go back home and wonder how 2700 pages of text created this mess. Then you wonder how this all started.
The medical schools themselves started this problem of not enough doctors. They restricted admission to only the very top students for yrs, making everyone else have to go outside the U.S. to go to school, or to seek another profession. I can remember this from back in the ‘70’s.
That’s the plan, man. With thousands of doctors planning to leave their practices, many of the elderly, who view Medicare-paid doctor visits as their only source of attention and entertainment, will not be able to find a doctor. They will die of boredom, thus taking the strain of those final expensive months of life off ObamaCare.
North Carolina's own probe discovered 54 courses within the Department of African and Afro-American Studies that showed little to no evidence of teaching students, and dozens of independent study classes without academic rigor. Most of the students in the classes were athletes, including some classes with only football or basketball players.
We are already being turned away from some doctors, as we are Medicare/Tricare Life (retired Military over 65), and we are down to seeing the PCP's PA instead of the doctor, yet they charge the same rates.
And before some one gripes about it, Medicare is a TAX we were forced to pre pay, and now make monthly premiums on. And 20 years of sub par pay and long deployments in the Navy earned the second one. And both are RATIONED HEALTH CARE.
Unlike congress and the prez and vp we do not have platinum healthcare for life along with platinum retirement.
My foot doc is black, retired Navy, and great care is given his patients.
This 2011 London Express article goes on to say that there is a large problem in that many of these foreign medical staff are not able to communicate in good English.
Is this what we have to look forward to here with the increase in service demand, decrease in renumeration and increase in bureaucracy under 'Obamacare'?