IBD: "ObamaCare Making Doctor Shortage Crisis Even Worse"
In this Investors Business Daily article, Sally Pipes, president, CEO and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, explains how “ObamaCare is causing a doctor depression” which will only become worse if the law is not repealed and replaced with market-based reforms.
ObamaCare Making Doctor Shortage Crisis Even Worse
By SALLY C. PIPES
Posted 09/24/2013 06:40 PM ET
America’s doctor shortage is quickly becoming a crisis. No less than 14 states have introduced legislation or created new programs to deal with the problem.
The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that the country is currently short 20,000 doctors. Over the next decade, that number could quintuple.
And ObamaCare is only making things worse. Physicians are responding to the health reform law’s intrusive regulations and insufficient payments by treating fewer patients — or even abandoning the medical profession altogether. Read more…