Doctor Shortages – The Next Stop on ObamaCare Train Wreck

In 2009, President Obama promised hard working Americans: “…you like your doctor, you like your plan — you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”

This is one of many lies President Obama has told the nation.

Pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Bradley Allen highlights the seriousness of the projected doctor shortages due to the consequences of ObamaCare in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “ObamaCare 2016: Happy Yet?”

Even before the ACA’s launch in 2013, many physicians—seeing the changes in their profession that lay ahead—had begun talking their children out of going to medical school. After the launch, compensation fell, while nothing in the ACA stopped lawsuits and malpractice premiums from rising. Doctors must now see many more patients each day to meet expenses, all while dealing with the mountains of paperwork mandated by the health-care law.


It is surprising that the doctor shortage was not better anticipated: After all, when Massachusetts mandated health insurance in 2006, the wait to see a physician in some specialties increased considerably, the shortage of primary-care physicians escalated and more doctors stopped accepting new patients.

ObamaCare truly is a train wreck.

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