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California Weighs Redefining Who Qualifies as a 'Doctor' to Cope with Obamacare's Shortages

M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:36 PM
Part of the slowdown stems from “the recession and the loss of income and wealth” causing people to cut back on health care, Douglas W. Elmendorf, the director of the Congressional Budget Office, said last week. But he added that a “significant part” of the slowdown “probably arises from structural changes in the health care system.”...
Petrus64 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:55 PM
The Paradigm is broken...bending the curve doesn't fix anything.

But the Paradigm is all about Big Ag and Big Pharma complicit with the Govt. And there's too much money to be made to change it.

And now the ACA has made sure we're all slaves to that system.
M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:49 PM
"Perhaps Hillinger should read the entire New York Slimes piece rather than cherry-picking to push his liberal points."

I did read it. There is no question that health care is driving future spending--we are getting older and will require more. However, at least in the short term, Benson's comments that we are not making some progress bending the cost curve is wrong.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:46 PM
ah
New York (Lying POS) Times
Hype_Blame22 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:45 PM
Perhaps Hillinger should read the entire New York Slimes piece rather than cherry-picking to push his liberal points.

"Even if slower growth persists, the cost of health care poses one of the greatest threats to the country’s fiscal health. It threatens to consume a larger proportion of the overall budget, meaning larger deficits, cuts to other programs, higher taxes or some combination of the three."

“We’re not going from unsustainable to sustainable,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning research group in Washington. “Even if the recent changes persist, we’re not done in terms of achieving sustainability in health care cost growth"
Petrus64 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:43 PM
You're talking about SickCare, not healthcare...

Just wait until all those compromised immune systems start getting more ill as the build up of aluminum and other metals continues in people.
(see Geo-engineering discussion).
M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:37 PM
From 2009 to 2011, total health spending grew at the lowest annual pace since the government started keeping records 52 years ago, a trend that seems to have continued last year. In the 2012 fiscal year, Medicare spending per beneficiary grew just 0.4 percent. The new Congressional Budget Office data said that overall Medicare outlays grew 3 percent in 2012, the slowest rate since 2000.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/us/politics/sharp-slowdown-in-us-health-care-costs.html?hp&_r=0

Kudos to Michelle Malkin for her enlightening post on the ongoing mess that is Obamacare, which begins by quoting a panel of liberals scoffing at her warnings about America's doctor shortage crisis.  But beyond the insular precincts of liberal conventional wisdom, the nation's healthcare law is no laughing matter -- as the patients of California will discover soon enough:
 

As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama's healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren't enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients. Some...