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Great news! Under Obamacare, everyone can be a doctor

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*glove snap*    ”NEXT!!!”

 

PJ Tatler

The Coming Crisis in Patient Access to Physicians

The reason is Obamacare, of course, and the problem will be faced by almost every state in the union. For big states like California, the situation threatens to be so bad, people may be forced to go out of state for medical care.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare.

They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists and optometrists could act as primary care providers, diagnosing and managing some chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and high-blood pressure.

“We’re going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance,” said state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate Health Committee and leader of the effort to expand professional boundaries. “What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card but no access to doctors?”

Hernandez’s proposed changes, which would dramatically shake up the medical establishment in California, have set off a turf war with physicians that could contribute to the success or failure of the federal Affordable Care Act in California.

Doctors say giving non-physicians more authority and autonomy could jeopardize patient safety. It could also drive up costs, because those workers, who have less medical education and training, tend to order more tests and prescribe more antibiotics, they said.

“Patient safety should always trump access concerns,” said Dr. Paul Phinney, president of the California Medical Assn.

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» 18 Comments

  1. Kenny Sullivan

    February 11th, 2013

    TSA agents have plenty of experience in cavity searches..they would be glad to help out.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    Sign in dental office:

    “UNDER 0BAMACARE, THIS OFFICE IS UNDER AUTHORIZATION TO CHECK ALL CAVITIES- Yes. Aaaall of them.” lol

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  3. MaryfromMarin

    February 11th, 2013

    False advertising. After ObamaCare kicks in fully, even Dr. Frank-N-Furter will be unavailable.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    “I see your spirits, as well as your arches, have fallen. Here’s a prescription for arch supports and some Abilify.”

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  5. hanoverfist

    February 11th, 2013

    With the Gov. on charge of college loans,
    guess what profession they will track you into
    to get that loan.

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  6. MNHawk

    February 11th, 2013

    It’s a lot easier to party your way to a Poli Sci degree, and decree that medicine is free through legislation, than to actually study medicine and provide the service.

    A dumbed down America is to find this out, the hard way.

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  7. Twellsy

    February 11th, 2013

    Thankfully, obamacare is such a monstrosity that they won’t be able to enact it. I hope.

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    February 11th, 2013

    I dropped my primary care dr. because he became an idiot and he wouldn’t send me to a specialist. His clinic prefers to suck all the money out of the patients by having them return frequently. So I cut out the middle man and went straight to the specialist without a referal. Problem solved, less money, and one less quack to deal with.
    Maybe it’s just Arkansas. I had good doctors in Calif and Colorado.
    But I ain’t paying for this unconstitutional 0bamacare scam.

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  9. Dr. Tar

    February 11th, 2013

    I sure look forward to perscribing myself a little something to take the edge off.

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  10. reddecaesari

    February 11th, 2013

    the local bar down the street now provides pabst smears

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  11. Carlos the Jackal

    February 11th, 2013

    When they came for the veterinarians, I said nothing. I’m not a veterinarian.

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 11th, 2013

    So all those actors 0bama got to wear white lab coats and tell us how great ObamaTax was going to be, can now become real doctors!

    A doctor? No! But I did pay my ObamaTax for this year. So, this is all you’re getting!

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    When I take my dog to the vet for her claw clipping I’m gonna ask him to prescribe me some insulin. They only charge 25 bucks to see my dog so maybe I can get a discount. *shrugs*

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  14. norman einstein

    February 11th, 2013

    So how hard IS it to give someone a ‘pain pill’, FFS?

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  15. sTevo

    February 11th, 2013

    Oh snap, that’s my Halloween costume…from years back.

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  16. DavidD

    February 11th, 2013

    Well, of course doctors are against it. You can’t demonstrate that it doesn’t take medical training. What would happen to all the med schools?

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  17. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 12th, 2013

    I see a gynecology practice in my future.

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