The Accelerating Primary Care Doctor Shortage
This should not come as a surprise, given Obamacare.
While Paul Krugman continues to yap that Obamacare is a success because of the number insured, the real question should be what kind of care will people get under centrally planned healthcare. It won't be good.
Whenever there is a "shortage" you have to look at controls in the pricing. Shortages can't occur in a free market, They do all the time where prices are centrally planned and that is going on as MarketWatch explains:
Here’s what’s involved:
• How doctors get paid: Choosing to go into primary care is also a choice of lesser pay.
Starting salaries in high-paying specialties can range from $354,000 (general surgery) to $488,000 (orthopedic surgery), while primary-care fields tend to bring a sub-$200,000 starting salary, from$188,000 (pediatrics) to $199,000 (family medicine), according to a Merritt Hawkins report.
The pay disparities reflect America’s “fee for service” health-care model, which compensates providers based on the number and type of services they complete, and which inherently favors specialists.
10535 Pages of ObamaCare condensed!
Nice summary by a Purdue engineer.
Here are the 10,535 pages of ObamaCare condensed to 4 sentences...
As humorous as this sounds.....every last word of it is absolutely TRUE!
1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to un-insure the insured.
2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured.
3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured.
4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured, and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the original uninsured can be insured, which will be free of charge to them.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is called "redistribution of wealth" ... or, by its more common name, SOCIALISM.
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Thank You Kent Lamberson