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California's "Solution" To Its Doctor Shortage

helioquois Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:56 PM
Nothing new here...just liberals changing the standard to avoid hard decisions. Not enough doctors, let nurses and PAs do the work... Not enough tax revenues, raise the bar on tax rates for the wealthy... No women in combat, lower the physical standards for entry... Not enough HS graduates, dumb down the curriculum... Not enough minority College graduates, lower entry and scores based on race and gender... Not enough democrat voters, refuse to stop illegal immigration... Still not enough democrat voters, no voter ID... Not enough democrat legislators, gerrymander districts... Not enough economic activity, stifle growth with regulation... The list is endless

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