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Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare
Newsmax Health ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 4:56 PM | Nick Tate

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:55:49 PM PST by Olog-hai

If it feels like you’re spending more time in the waiting room of your doctor’s office these days, it’s not your imagination. Family doctors are busier than ever. For many people, it is becoming difficult to even find a doctor, say experts who blame Obamacare for accelerating the nation’s doctor shortage. …

What’s driving the trend, health experts say, is the nation’s growing population of older Americans using more healthcare resources. At the same time, as many as 1 in 3 practicing physicians are nearing retirement age.

What’s more, the addition of some 30 million patients newly covered by insurance—as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)—will strain the low supply of U.S. doctors even further. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: doctors; doctorshortage; healthcare; medicine; obamacare; obamacarefuture
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1 posted on 01/07/2013 5:55:55 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What?

Doctor shortages under socialized medicine?

They told us that wouldn’t happen.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:00:18 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Olog-hai

But this wasn’t going to happen. Just like insurance rates wouldn’t go up and... lie after lie after lie after lie.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 6:00:50 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jonty30

As I tell the Obamacare lovers at work...

Self treatment and pioneer medicine. Learn it, Love it, Live it.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:04:23 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Olog-hai
My hubby's physician and my personal physician as well have each decided to retire due to OBamacare mandates. Now, in a few more months, we each will be searching for a new doctor.
5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:37 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

I have an appt. next week with a new young-ish doctor, I hope he will be the right one for my whole family. :) The one we’ve been going to is okay but older and may have his eye on packing it in. I know he was VERY against Voldemort Care before it passed. I have a couple health issues cropping up on me, and I want to get us settled in NOW before TSHTF so to speak.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:11:31 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Jonty30

Last few times I was in an M.D.’s office waiting room or the emergency room of a hospital, it was packed with black and hispanic families who had loads of children with them.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: Olog-hai
All part of President Cloward-Piven's plan to overwhelm the system and replace it with a totalitarian Marxist Utopia.

After a few tens of millions of bible-clinging gun-clutchers get dead, of course.

8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:15:40 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Olog-hai

When all of your health care is “free”, why limit your doctor visits? Got a cold? Go to the doctor! Got a headache? To the doctor! Baby has diaper rash? Run to the doctor!


9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:16:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: Olog-hai

Went to my doc last week and had to wait an hour after filling out paperwork. Dr. told me that the Fed’s are already requiring him to spend 30 hours a week on extra paperwork and Obamacare hasn’t kicked in yet. He says it will soon become outrageous and will become impossible to get basic treatment. He said he doesn’t know hoe long he will continue to practice.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:20:32 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I quit several years early anticipating nobamacare. Many colleagues are planning to do so soon. nobamacare = stay healthy or die. Good luck everyone.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:20:39 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

So Alan Grayson’s “Die Quickly” rhetoric really applied to Obamacare and not the GOP’s plans on healthcare, eh . . . ? (Can’t believe that he’s headed back to Congress, too.)


12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:25:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: ogen hal
Good luck everyone.

And Toto too.

13 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Olog-hai

I personally know 5 PCPs, neurosurgeons and cardiologists who’ve already sold their practice and gone into university teaching. Several more are planning to sell and go to the high-end islands to open very upscale full-service clinics & medical facilities to the 1-2%-ers, to avoid 0bummerCareCrap. Their “replacements” barely speak English. This isn’t going well.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 6:29:04 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: 4Runner

The neat thing about that is that only a single medicaid card is necessary. One card serves the extended family, here or recently arrived from Mexico. Most of the hospitals and assembly line doctors will not even check. Think I’m kidding ... I’ve seen them pass the card in the emergency room and waiting rooms.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Marie Antoinette
Good luck to you next week. I will keep you in my prayers that all things work out well there and you get the things taken care of.
16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:51 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: carriage_hill

Want to see the future? Look at Britain’s NHS. 798 patients died IN THE HOSPITAL of malnutrition or dehydration. Of course, that was planned and so it did cut down the doctor’s and nurses patient loads.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:38:05 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Thanks. I hope you find a good replacement for your trusted doc. I know it can be so hard.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 6:44:49 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t worry, Obama and his socialist followers will solve this problem by paying inner city kids to go to college (where they won’t be allowed to fail) and then to medical school (where they won’t be allowed to fail).

Then you will be assigned to one of them. In the Soviet block, people learned to practice medicine at home and avoid the doctors.

Turns out that the socialists were right. You can provide free 19th century standard medical care for for just a little more than double what it is costing you now.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 6:45:14 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai
How to know the five critical stages of illness from being bamboozled.

1) Nausea when you see they're not cutting taxes but raising taxes.

2) More nausea when you realize they re-hired the guy who created this fiscal mess without explanation or remedy.

3) Really sick while you watch concerted efforts to abandon the U.S. Constitution, the ONLY legal bulwark in America of the rule of law for individual freedom against the rule of man and the tyranny of government.

4) Passing out when you realize that Obamacare will create LONG waiting lines for lousy, expensive medical care.

5) NDE (Near Death Experience) when you find you're on the Obamacare list for withdrawal of patient care - ObamaNoCare Death Panels like they have in England.

I think we’re around stage 4...

20 posted on 01/07/2013 6:49:28 PM PST by PapaNew
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