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

Steve of CA Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:58 PM
The headline is misleading. The shortage of doctors results from the expansion of health care coverage to millions more people. Better to have some health coverage than none at all.
JaneM Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 5:39 AM
Wrong, I am in the healthcare field and have been doing an audit of Medicare Advantage programs for a local HMO and I can tell you, first hand, practices are closing due to these regulations with more to come. The day of the one or two doc practice is over. What you'll have is a factory-like setting, they don't really know you and you don't really know them. Most small practices cannot afford to keep up with the mandates. Also, the day of the uber rich primary doc is over.
MudontheTires Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:25 PM
"None at alll is exactly" where Obama has us heading. Or have you missed all the reports of Doctors saying they will close their practices rather than submit to micromanagement by Obamas IPAB?
MudontheTires Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:25 PM
"None at alll is exactly" where Obama has us heading. Or have you missed all the reports of Doctors saying they will close their practices rather than submit to micromanagement by Obamas IPAB?
Petrus64 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:22 PM
Just as many will lose as gain...

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...