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California's "Solution" To Its Doctor Shortage

joQQeb Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:21 PM
That’s just what I want: A pharmacist diagnosing my wife and my health issues as we continue to advance in age…Access to a pharmacist, optometrist, or physician’s assistant is not access to health care. This is what happens in any business/industry that attempts price controls…Once you place a cap on the ‘profit’ the service becomes that much more unobtainable. What good is ‘free’ health care if you are suffering from a cardio-pulmonary condition and the only person you can consult is an optometrist?
AmyDB Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:22 PM
You can always go to your vet.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:31 PM
Why in tarnation did you post that? You know this site is patrolled and you just gave them an idea they may not have thought of. Now I am going to take second place to a horse or cow.

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