Saturday, March 16, 2013

ObamaCare Creating Doctor Shortage

Overregulation is detrimental to our health!

In one of our nation’s most comprehensive surveys of physicians, the Physicians Foundation recently reported…

“American patients are likely to experience significant and increasing challenges in accessing care if current physician practice patterns trends continue. Physicians are working fewer hours, seeing fewer patients and limiting access to their practices in light of significant changes to the medical practice environment. The research estimates that if these patterns continue, 44,250 full-time-equivalent (FTE) physicians will be lost from the workforce in the next four years. 

The survey also found that over the next one to three years, more than 50 percent of physicians will cut back on patients seen, work part-time, switch to concierge medicine, retire, or take other steps likely to reduce patient access. 

In addition, should 100,000 physicians transition from practice-owner to employed status over the next four years (such as working in a hospital setting), the survey indicates that this will lead to 91 million fewer patient encounters.”

ObamaCare is a hazard to seniors – and a growing plague to most Americans

In another report, the Doctor Patient Medical Association reported that since the passage of ObamaCare….
  • Forty-nine percent say they'll stop accepting Medicaid patients.
  • Seventy-four percent warn they will stop taking Medicare patients or leave Medicare completely.
  • Eighty-three percent of America’s physicians have considered leaving their practices.
  • Sixty-five percent say government regulations are most to blame for rising healthcare costs.
  • Seventy-two percent say ObamaCare won't result in improved access to care.
An expected shortage of 160,000 doctors is predicted by 2025, which will potentially open the door for foreign-trained, less skilled physicians to be enticed to practice here.

Remember this promise by President Obama in 2009?
“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.
Mr. President you deceived us.......

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