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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Californicating Politicos

"We're going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance...What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card, but no access to doctors." - California State Senator Ed Hernandez (D)

What's Ed talking about?  It sounds like he's talking about the British and Canadian health care systems, not the one we have in the good ol' U.S. of A.

I thought we were all gonna have 'free' insurance, and it was also going to be the highest level of care anyone has ever seen - in the history of humanity...Because everything Obama is in charge of is not only 'cheaper than ever' but also 'better than ever.'  In fact it is always the 'best ever' - because it came from the magnanimity of Barack Obama.

How can it be there aren't enough doctors to fill the pipes of the pipe dreamers who created ObamaCare?  Come on, I refuse to believe smart people who would usually go to medical school won't continue to do so under the new regime:  Go into massive debt, give up years of earning as interns, receive lower reimbursement, caring for many, many more people than they should - all while the threats from malpractice haven't been touched...It also can't be true that many doctors are looking at the option of early retirement rather than become pawns of the 'Affordable Care Act' - maybe my favorite part of ObamaCare is this sham formal title.

So, what are we going to do?  How are all these people who 'have to get' insurance - even if it's not 'free' - going to get the care they so desperately need if there is a doctor shortage.

"We're not going to produce thousands of additional doctors in any kind of short-term time frame...It makes sense to look at changes that could relieve the pressure that we're going to undoubtedly encounter for access to care." - California State Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D)

Anyone care to guess what that means?  I work in the field and I've been saying it for years:  NP's and PA's will start doing much of what Doctors currently do.  RN's will start doing much of what NP's and PA's currently do.  MA's, CNA's and Patient Care Techs will start doing much of what RN's currently do...And in many cases, these additional duties and responsibilities will be just fine.  But there will be cases when it won't be.  How'd you like to be a patient who is in this situation of receiving care from 'care providers' practicing 'out of scope'?

Get used to it America!  Because it is coming...And don't be surprised when the political hacks start letting monkeys bring you your meds and start your IV's, insert your catheters, or circumcise your children.

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