Thanks ObamaCARE! Doctor shortage could crash health care industry
It’s just simple math really, something leftists just don’t understand. If you add 30 million people to the system, and you don’t add enough doctors to threat those 30 million, you have a doctor shortage that will affect EVERYONE. Not like the Obama, the leftists or the media ever considered such a possibility during the ramming through of ObamaCARE, but now it’s becoming a reality. The US will need at least 52,000 more doctors by the year 2025 just to keep up with population growth and an aging population (like me).
“The health care consumer that values the relationship with a personal physician, particularly in areas already struggling with access to primary care physicians should be aware of potential access challenges that they may face in the future if the production of primary care physicians does not increase,” said Dr. Andrew Bazemore, director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Primary Care and co-author of the study published Monday in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Stephen Petterson, senior health policy researcher at the Robert Graham Center, said the government should take steps — and quickly — to address the problem before it gets out of hand.
“There needs to be more primary care incentive programs that give a bonus to physicians who treat Medicaid patients in effort to reduce the compensation gap between specialists and primary care physicians,” said Petterson, who co-authored the study with Bazemore.