If You Think It's Hard to See Your Doctor Today Wait Until Government Is In Charge

Here is my latest column at American Issues Project:

Is there a doctor in the house? How about a nurse practitioner? If you think it is difficult to get in to see your doctor today wait until Obamacare is passed.

With the current Congressional plans to nationalize health care democrats will likely make the severe doctor shortage even worse. The Association of American Medical Colleges recently predicted that by 2025 there would be a serious physician shortage in the US. In less than twenty years the United States will need over one hundred thousand doctors to fill the gap. Primary care doctors will account for over thirty percent of the total projected physician shortage. These numbers assume a continuation of the current supply and demand patterns here in the United States.

Our neighbors up north in Canada who live and die with a nationalized health care system are already experiencing a critical physician shortage. Many families are unable to find a regular physician. To make up for the shortage of doctors Canada now depends on importing physicians from outside the country…

…The Canadian nationalized health care plan is so inefficient that a 2005 survey found that less than one in four Canadians were able to see a physician the same day they needed one. This placed Canada last among six nations in a study including the U.S., Great Britain and Australia.

Now democrats want to do the same thing to the US system.

You can read the rest on the health care doctor shortage here. There is also a list of my recent columns on this page.

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