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California's "Solution" To Its Doctor Shortage

pow1000 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:54 PM
Optometrists?? Seriously? They'll just ask "which is better, one or two?" Hahaha How about people that work in vitamin stores, they seem to know everything. As long as they wear a white coat, even 18 year olds look professional. But go for it, California.
America is Over Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:29 PM
A lot of women seem to get their health tips from their hairdressers. Obamacare could sub-contract them.
Navy-baby Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 4:13 PM
We're not even talking about Opthamologists (MD's), but Optometrists?? Guess they would know a lot about thyroid, GI tract, wound care, burns, rashes, strep throat, etc. Must be a pair of glasses to treat whatever ails us. Really, I think my son who is a paramedic would be more qualified than an Optometrist...

The question of which is more important: access to care, or patient safety is scary! If this is what we will get with Obamacare, I'd rather call it Carelessness--which will be just as expensive as what we're giving up. How did we get saddled with this insanity? Can we please bring a class-action suit against Congress--STAT!

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