Thanks Obama – The Coming Shortage Of Doctors And Hospitals That Will Destroy American Health Care

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As you read this, there are not enough doctors and hospitals for everyone in America.  But thanks to the health care bill that Barack Obama and the Democrats rammed down the throats of the American people, that shortage is about to get a whole lot worse.  The truth is that the new health care law is going to force many doctors out of the system and it is already forcing the cancellation of many planned doctor-owned hospitals.  What you are going to read below will frighten you.  It should.  It is the truth and it isn’t pretty.  The U.S. health care system is about to undergo a radical transformation, and a lot of people are going to be really upset about what happens.

Even without the new health care law, the U.S. medical industry was already looking at a shortage of doctors in the coming years.  According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will likely face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years.

But that shortage does not even factor in the large number of doctors that are going to leave the industry because of the new health care law.

According to a survey published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly one-third of all practicing physicians in the United States may leave the medical profession because of the health care legislation that was just passed.

Perhaps the politicians in Washington should have listened to what the doctors had to say before they passed the health care bill.

But they didn’t.

Now large number of doctors may start retiring in droves.

According to an IBD/TIPP poll of American doctors, the situation is even worse.  That survey indicated that 45 percent of U.S. doctors would consider shutting down their practices or retiring if the health care bill became law.

Just think about that.

That number is mind blowing.

Currently, there are about 960,000 doctors practicing medicine in the United States.  If a third of them DID decide to retire or quit when Obama’s health care law is fully implemented, that would mean that 320,000 doctors would suddenly leave the U.S. health care system.

Now hopefully things will not be that bad in reality, but even if 100,000 doctors leave the system, it is going to cause a shortage of unprecedented magnitude.

But it is not just a shortage of doctors that we will all be facing.

The new health care law that was supposed to give all Americans much better health care is actually forcing the cancellation of at least 60 doctor-owned hospitals that were scheduled for opening according to the executive director of Physician Hospitals of America.

Why is that the case?

Well, it turns out that the new health care law singles out doctor-owned hospitals, making new physician-owned projects ineligible to receive federal payments for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Without those payments, the new doctor-owned hospitals are not feasible.

The new health care bill has been the law of the land for just a few weeks and it has already forced the cancellation of at least 60 hospitals.

Isn’t that just great?

What a wonderful new health care system we all have!

If we are not careful, we are going to destroy what was once the greatest health care system in the world.

What in the world is happening to America?

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  • Dennis R. Goddard

    Obama, Reid, Pelosi, The Clintons (both of them) and all the other cronies in office will not be satisified until America is a COMPLETE SOCIALIST COUNTRY. And as for all you people that wanted CHANGE….DUMB ASSES!
    My mama told me if I could not something good about someone to keep my mouth shut !!!!!!!!!!!!!SOOO…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  • DR.RIAZ AHMED

    I THINK .,U.S.A CAN BRING THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS FROM THE ENTIRE WOLRD AND WHO ALREADY HAVE I VALID E.C.F.M.G. CERTIFICATION AND ARE WILLING TO GET TRAINING IN U.S.A AND TO SERVE .US.A. I AM ONE OF THEM AND ECFMG CAN EMAIL SUCH DOCTOR TO JOIN USA TRAINING AT ANY TIME.
    THANKS.
    DR RIAZ AHMED [ AN E.C.F.M.G. CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN]

  • Frank

    Impressive. Whats scary is that you are getting “Doctors” who would like to come over from other countries to fill the void. The comment above mine should make that clear. Of course I could never trust a doctor who abused the caps lock button. Wouldn’t be prudent.

    If doctors do leave because of the new health care plan it won’t be evenly across the US. I would think doctors who are more politically conservative would be the first to go. That leaves the south, midwest, and a good portion of the west with the largest shortages.

    So far our best hope is the lawsuit filed against the FED by Idaho, who was joined by many other states.

  • ratfink

    “According to a survey published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine”

    That survey was reported on not published by the NEJM. Being published by them requires the survey to be peer reviewed, being reported requires it only be newsworthy. Reading the methodology of the study is has numerous problems the biggest being:
    1. The sample wasn’t truly random.
    2. There are no control questions.

  • robert

    i wonder how the liberals that voted for this health care bill sleep at night.

    somehow they think it is perfectly reasonable to rape the 3rd world of their talented, educated class so that there are enough doctors and nurses here in the united states…not too much concern for the health of the 3rd world.

    but then, that fits with the mentality of having ‘safe injection sites’ so that drug addicts can inject themselves with toxic materials because it is “safe”.

    i guess logic isn’t their strong point.

  • JOSE VASQUEZ

    I am more concerned about nurse practitioners pretending that they have the same training as a doctor and now using Dr before they are name. Perhaps we can have the guy from the holiday Inn do your surgery after all!

    The amount of training to do stuff is becoming less and less…the consequences of this will hit us hard

  • Elise

    I’m sure some of the doctors who filled out these surveys aren’t happy with the bill, but are they REALLY going to quit their high paying jobs because they don’t like one law? Please. Have you looked at the economy lately? Or the high unemployment rates? Do you really believe ANY of these doctors will all suddenly move to Europe or Canada to continue their practices, or suddenly start flipping burgers in the US?

    I don’t think so.

    Canada constantly loses its doctors because they make on average about 50-100k more down south, AND they are taxed less. So you REALLY think there will be mass exodus from the practice in the US because of some law? It sounds completely unrealistic. Even if 1% of hardcore republican doctors decide to quit their jobs, where do you suggest they go? These guys love their country way too much to go elsewhere.

  • crabsncancer

    This article is stupid sensationList garbage citing inaccurate sources and hysteria filled one-liners. This article doesn’t even give Amy reasoning as to why the new healthcare bill will cause doctor shortages… it just throws out a whole bunch of numbers designed to scare the susceptible reader. Horrible article… especially with its agenda fueled ending… “If we are not careful, we are going to destroy what was once the greatest health care system in the world.”
    Really? With millions who didn’t have or couldn’t afford even the most basic insurance coverage? With big pharma making whopping 4000% mark up on the drugs they sell? Crap article.

  • J.D. Van Broclin, M.D.

    Dr. Ahmed,
    If you write prescriptions the way you spell and write in English, I would not want you taking care of my family.
    Respectfully,
    JDV

  • http://truedocs.com DR kevin

    well DR RIAZ we don’t need immigrants like you.u people come from backward , shaggy and disrupted heath care system and upon arrival u become DR death to us…..u know what i mean!!

  • JA

    IF THERE IS SO MUCH SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS WHY IS IT THAT THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS DENY POSITIONS TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS. THEY MAKE THEIR OWN RULES TO DENY POSITIONS TO DESERVING CANDIDATES.,AND SAY WE HAVE OVERSUPPLY OF DOCTOR CANDIDATES..
    ECFMG CERTIFIED US CITIZENS HAVE BEEN WAITING 10-15YEARS,APPLYING YEARLY WITHOUT GETTING A POSITION. EITHER THE GOVT AND PUBLIC IS NOT AWARE OF THIS SITUATION,WHEN THEY CRY WE HAVE A SHORT SUPPLY OF DOCTORS.