Obamacare: Not enough doctors in CA, FL

Dr. GigglesFeb. 26, 2013

By John Seiler

An axiom of Econ. 101 is: Lower cost increases demand.

That’s what’s happening to Obamacare. By cutting the price of health care to zero for more patients, it’s greatly increasing demand. More people that might treat themselves — say, popping Advil instead of going to the doctor and getting a prescription painkiller — are going to doctors. Why not? It’s free. That’s producing a shortage of doctors.

In a free market, increased demand would produce an increased supply — in this case, of doctors. But medical hospitals are controlled mostly by the federal and state governments, and by the doctors’ cartel known as the American Medical Association. So the supply isn’t increasing enough to meet demand.

From Governing.com:

“As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama’s healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren’t enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients.”

The same is happening in Florida, according to SunSentinel.com:

“Whether you’re employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there’s a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care.

“And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott’s recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse.”

So Obamacare will give everyone “Affordable” medical care — assuming you can find a doctor who will see you.

But I’ll tell you the secret of surviving Obamacare socialism: Don’t get sick.






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  1. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 26 February, 2013, 10:58

    “And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott’s recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] that takes effect next January”

    Rick Scott is a Tea Party endorsed Republican who promised to fight Obamacare to the death. This shows once again how the Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee political system is a total scam. In the end there ain’t a dimes worth of difference between the two. Democrats are the locomotive and Republicans are the caboose, but the train is headed in the same direction at the same speed.

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 26 February, 2013, 12:16

    My doc already has a big sign in his office…….no medicaid patients

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  3. stolson
    stolson 26 February, 2013, 18:25

    I conclude that Republican politicians protest, make noise against the liberal laws, strut as the loyal opposition, ask for money—then fall in line for the most part–and do as the Dems do. The lobbyists throw perks that can’t be refused. The globalists reign. They are our shadow govt.
    It seems to be getting worse. Do we really have two major parties?

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  4. Hondo
    Hondo 27 February, 2013, 20:18

    When we run out of doctors in America, Obama will start importing them from 3rd world countries. That has already happened in England and here to a degree. Then we will get third world service from third world doctors at just above third world wages because the Demoncrats will start cutting the wages to the ‘greedy’ Amerikan doctors.

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