And don’t forget...
The “barefoot doctors” and nurses will be members of an all powerful government union.
Obama voters won’t know who is treating them. Nurse Practitioners, “Doctors of Nursing”, Physician assistants etc. The mark of an intelligent patient will be to ask their caregiver “Are you a physician?” Soon that question will be considered very politically incorrect.
6 years ago I was unable to get hired as a RN in south Florida due to a hiring freeze in the hospitals that lasted years. I kept my license active all this time even though I have not been working as a nurse.
Every year, new nurses were churned out of the nursing programs, and majority couldn’t find employment. (at least that was the word on allnurses.com forum for nurses) So I would think there is a glut of nurses now.
It seems that even though there were no jobs, nurses were encouraged to train because of a “nursing shortage”.
Me thinks this was according to the plan . . .