Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Stupid, It Hurts

This falls under the heading of foreseeable consequences.

At least it was foreseeable for anyone with a basic understanding of economics, which rules out most liberals.

California facing doctor shortage amid Obamacare implementation
California, the state that first attempted to implement President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, has realized there aren’t enough doctors to care for the large influx of newly insured patients.
No shit. Increasing demand without a corresponding increase in supply results in shortages. Eco 101...
The Los Angeles Times reports that only 16 of the state’s 58 counties meet the federal government’s recommended standard of primary care physicians, and almost 30 percent of California’s doctors are close to the retirement age — the highest percentage nationwide.

“We’re going to be mandating that every single person in this state have insurance,” Democratic state Sen. Ed Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times. “What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card, but no access to doctors?”
Why didn't you ask that question BEFORE the law was passed, you ignorant asshole?
Hernandez has led an effort in the state legislature to expand the definition of who can provide health care services to patients. Lawmakers have proposed allowing physician assistants to treat more patients and permitting nurse practitioners to have independent practices.

Also, pharmacists and optometrists could become primary care providers and be allowed to treat some chronic illnesses.
Oh, that's a great solution. Instead of increasing the supply of qualified healthcare providers, let's just lower the standards. After all, that approach has worked so well in our public school systems.

I apologize for the profanity. But to borrow my father's favorite phrase, it just torques my jaws when something that is blindingly obvious is flat-out ignored by those buffoons in congress while they've got their heads up their asses playing politics.

Friggin' idiots...


Old NFO said...

Yeah, this one is NOT going to play out well...

CenTexTim said...

No doubt.