Obama; Well no, you can’t keep your doctor, but here’s a wonderful nurse practitioner you should meet

Fooled ya again!

Fooled ya again!

California lacks doctors to meet ObamaKare requirements but has plenty of CVS clinics ready to diagnose and treat your diabetes.- 

SACRAMENTO — 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.

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare.

They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists and optometrists could act as primary care providers, diagnosing and managing some chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and high-blood pressure.

“We’re going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance,” said state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate Health Committee and leader of the effort to expand professional boundaries. “What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card but no access to doctors?”

Doctors say giving non-physicians more authority and autonomy could jeopardize patient safety. It could also drive up costs, because those workers, who have less medical education and training, tend to order more tests and prescribe more antibiotics, they said.

[Calif. Sec. Health Diane Dooley] offered a more blunt assessment. “We’re going to have to provide care at lower levels,” …. “I think a lot of people are trained to do work that our licenses don’t allow them to.”

Hey, it’s got to happen, so it will. I’ve no particular problem with accepting economic reality, but it is annoying to see the inevitable happen despite the disingenuous promises of Obama and his cohorts and the blind stupidity of Dollar Bill. We were promised change for the better; reality demands health care dispensed by the DMV.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hardH. L. Mencken


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8 responses to “Obama; Well no, you can’t keep your doctor, but here’s a wonderful nurse practitioner you should meet

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Shame that those of us who didn’t vote for Odouchebag can’t opt out of the effects of Mencken’s Rule of Democracy.

  2. Peg

    We knew it was going to happen. It couldn’t not happen!

    And as you well know, the press will massage the reality of the past and the present to make you-know-who and his minions look just swell anyway.

    They always do.

  3. Riversider

    You mean Obamacare wasn’t well thought out? I’m shocked!!

  4. Anonymous

    So a friend of mine needs a motorized wheelchair for her mother. I was shocked to find out that renting it would be $700/month and to buy it would set you back $15 large. How does a motorized wheelchair cost more than a low-end car????

    • Walt

      The mother probably wanted GPS. And air bags.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Now for the REAL reason. The companies that distribute these items know very well that the gubmint will pay way, way, way over the true value for the good. Wherever the government becomes a market participant, the price shoots through the fricking roof, because they gov spends other people’s money. Hence, $700/Month moto-chair rentals; $45K college tuitions (due to Gov Guaranteed Student Loans), $900 toilet seats and on and on and on and on, ad nausea.

      • TheWizard

        Mandatory insurance of any kind has the same effect on the market, it’s why the system can’t go on indefinitely. It all becomes quite corrupt.