Obamacare Causing a shortage of doctors

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    Obamacare Causing a shortage of doctors which ruins American healthcare if everyone is on waiting list for everything.
     
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    Why wouldn't it? Becoming a Lawyer will be far more lucrative.
     
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    We already have a shortage of doctors
     
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    I know all about it. My doctor is on leave until after the election when he will notify his patients whether he intends to return to practice or not. I don't think he's waiting to make sure obama is reelected.
     
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    My doctor quit his medical group. Then he opened his own private office and is not seeing any medicare patients. He is highly sought after and will only see patients that pay cash. What this means to me is that in the future all the good competent doctors will only see wealthy patients and all the medical students who have C, D and F averages be the Obamacare doctors. When Obamacare takes hold all the goverment doctor offices will be staffed with lazy union workers and incompetent doctors and there won't be any malpractice lawsuits as part of Obamacare.
     
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    says some guy on the internets
     
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    My gynocologist only takes cash. As a result she need have no secretary to prepare insurance reports or process insurance forms. No one follows up for payment either. She has reduced her fees to reflect the reduction in salary and benefits. Some doctors have gone to concierge. This means you pay the doctor every month and when you need to see the doctor there's no charge. No matter what it is, even surgery.
     
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    No, he's right. The ACA will make our doctor shortage worse. Its simple numbers, we don't have enough doctors now, the ACA adds lots of newly insured people, who will all be seeking medical care now that they can afford it.
     
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    The government also sets the payment to the doctors. That's why not many doctors take medicare or medicaid now. The payment is very slow, and there isn't much there when the doctors get it.
     
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    Nothing like accumulating hundreds of thousands in student loans, and years of your life learning to enter into a field the Government will cap your earnings at.:lol:
     

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