Author Topic: Obamacare (says the writer) isn't creating a doctor shortage, it's solving it  (Read 289 times)

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The author has a partial point. Overregulation and overeducation is a major problem in modern society, not just medicine. From health care to education (really-- a master's degree to regurgitate what you learned in elementary school?) to countless others, credential inflation is a major problem.

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I would rather have my doctor over-educated than under-educated.  That's why people in socialist countries, if they can afford it, come to America instead of trusting their own doctors.  I am dealing with several heart issues at the moment and am amazed at the knowledge the doctors have.  That isn't to say PAs and NAs are stupid but their level of education doesn't rise to that of the people who are ultimately responsible from my health.  I also question how PAs and NAs solve the DOCTOR SHORTAGE?  If we put 12 million more people on the medical roles for treatment, how can there not be a shortage?
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I'm sort of the opposite. There is a long standing joke in Yorkshire that you ask the pub landlord about livestock, the vet about your own ailments, and the doctor about your funeral.  :tongue2:

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I'm sort of the opposite. There is a long standing joke in Yorkshire that you ask the pub landlord about livestock, the vet about your own ailments, and the doctor about your funeral.  :tongue2:

Maybe the doctors haven't made enough money yet.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

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