No Doctor? Thank Obamacare

A year after Obamacare kicks in there will be about a 50% greater shortage of doctors than originally estimated. If anyone thinks that this will not mean rationed care then a lesson in supply and demand is needed. Fewer doctors will mean that fewer people get seen and some folks will be triaged away from health care. The elderly, the terminally ill, and those with costly and long term problems will be put on the back burner and probably never seen. If they do get seen it will be much too late for them to get meaningful care.

By 2015 — one year after the majority of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have taken effect — the nation will be short 63,000 physicians, a figure that includes both primary care doctors and specialists. Previous estimates put the shortage at 39,600.

By 2020, there will be 45,000 too few primary care physicians, and 46,000 too few specialists, according to the AAMC. MedPage Today

This should not be surprising since those opposed to the health care takeover warned of just such problems. We warned of increasing rates, higher premiums and long term shortages of medical personnel. Our warnings were ignored as Obama and his sock puppets promised that we could keep our doctors, we could keep our health plans and that his plan would save money and result in lower premiums.

Of course, once the light was shed on this monstrosity, Obama backtracked and said that he never promised it would be free. He certainly gave many people the impression that they would pay nothing and that only a small number of people would have to pay more (those evil rich people). You can’t claim to save money while providing care to more people without implying that costs would go down and some would not pay.

Death Panels? Get real. Sarah Palin and others who mentioned this were pointed out as fear mongers who did not know what they were talking about. The bill provides for review panels and a shortage of doctors guarantees that people will not receive the care they want or need (those two are not always the same).

In addition, the whole ruse is beginning to unfold. Obama and his ilk made the health care bill so cumbersome and expensive that companies would find it cheaper to drop people and pay the fines. This would FORCE people into government health care. Obama’s goal all along was single payer and he worked up a con game to get everyone into single payer. He did it with regulations that would force companies to take hard decisions that eventually lead to dropping care.

McDonald’s announced that it might have to drop health care for 30,000 hourly employees because of the administrative burdens of the health care takeover. The company denies this and supporters of the takeover claim it is trumped up but the memo from McDonald’s makes it clear that unless it receives an exemption it might have to drop the coverage. I can’t blame them for backtracking. I am sure the company never intended for the memo to be made public and it cannot afford to have 30,000 upset employees. The best thing to do, from their point of view, was to downplay the memo.

Many other companies took huge hits because of the health care takeover and people are seeing their premiums rise.

This entire health care issue has been a mess and we will continue to find more problems as it gets implemented. Even though the citizenry was warned by people who actually know the health care system and even though the majority of Americans opposed it, the Democrats rammed it down our throats.

Nancy Pelosi said we would have to pass the bill to see what is in it. Now that it has passed and we are getting to see what it contains, we are not pleased and it is obvious that Americans will get screwed.

It is November or never folks.

Keep the OPTEMPO up and let’s boot these miserable pukes out of office once and for all.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

Gunline

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One Response to “No Doctor? Thank Obamacare”

  1. FairWitness says:

    Hi Big Dog,

    Our company just got hit with a 23.5% premium increase, that’s after a 27% increase last year in anticipation of ObamaCare being passed. Our employees and their families are healthy, no major claims have ever been filed, not in the last 4 years. Our premiums keep going up. We must repeal this bill and then pass real healthcare reform. I pray that my fellow citizens will turn out in record numbers to vote this regime out in November and 2012.