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ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

RMan3 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:49 AM
I covered a town hall a few years ago by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (I'm a TV news reporter). Harkin constantly had to turn to his aides to get answers to questions. It was clear he didn't know what was in the bill, but he was voting for it! Afterward in the hallway, and I asked him, "You talk about 30 million more people getting health insurance, but where are the extra doctors coming from?" His answer: "We're going to increase grants for medical students to encourage more people to enter the medical profession." I responded, "How can you guarantee that will even work?" He evaded: "I'm sorry. I have to go." I then asked, "Won't insurance costs go up as well?" Answer: "Thank you. I have to go."
Robin311 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:55 AM
ROFL. That sounds about right. Obamacare did try to increase the number of students going into the medical promising them if that they would serve in the public health service for X number of years, part of their student loans would be paid for by DHHS. Same for nurses. It isn't working out very well.

Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:

The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care...