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California's "Solution" To Its Doctor Shortage

HarleyStar Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:16 PM
I seem to be in the minority, but I think this is actually a good idea. As it is now, primary care physicians provide services that could easily be administered by less trained individuals. I mean really, does it take a genius to prescribe antibiotics for obvious maladies? I've always felt the AMA monopoly that is American medicine could use a little competition. I'm also sure the fairies in the state of Cal will manage to screw it up beyond all repair.
JamesB2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:26 PM
Obviously not a trial lawyer.
HarleyStar Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:57 PM
I really don't understand your point. The debate is about changing existing laws. Wouldn't that tend to grease the legal skids?
HarleyStar Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:58 PM
I really don't understand your point. The debate is about changing existing laws. Wouldn't that tend to grease the legal skids?
Navy-baby Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:21 PM
All antibiotics are NOT equal for all maladies, and they are probably over-used as it is. Would an unqualified "less trained" individual know when they are necessary, and when they are unwarranted?
HarleyStar Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:05 PM
Your statement "unqualified 'less trained' individual" is a bit loaded don't you think? I never suggested people should administer health care that are "unqualified". I opined that "less trained" professionals can safely do more than currently allowed by law. How that correlates to "over-used" anti-biotics currently prescribed by "highly" trained professionals is debatable. I personally am not impressed with modern medicine and their obsession with drugs as the magic solution for everything.

California has been at the forefront of ObamaCare implementation, but state lawmakers are facing a major obstacle: There aren’t enough doctors in the state to treat the expected influx of newly-insured patients.

A government council has recommended a physician-to-population ratio of 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents. Only 16 of California’s 58 counties reach this recommended supply of primary care physicians.

With ObamaCare, it’s only going to get worse.

The huge influx of newly-insured patients with ObamaCare is not the only reason for this lack of doctors. In a recent