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Doc Shortage Could Cause Healthcare Crash

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The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found.


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"There needs to be more primary care incentive programs that give a bonus to physicians who treat Medicaid patients in effort to reduce the compensation gap between specialists and primary care physicians," said Petterson, who co-authored the study with Bazemore.


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"Who is going to care for these people?" he said. "We are going to have problems just like Massachusetts. [They] are struggling with access problems; it takes one year to get into a primary care physician. Coverage does not equal access."



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Add in the closure of Catholic hospitals and you've got...


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being a primary care doc is p. lame by comparison


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my daughter is in high school and wants to be a doctor but if what our doctors have told us about Obamacare limiting their earning potential, she could make more money by being a plant operator.


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my daughter is in high school and wants to be a doctor but if what our doctors have told us about Obamacare limiting their earning potential, she could make more money by being a plant operator.


Or plumber.


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The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population,


Also this little detail about 10-12 million uninsured moving onto Medicaid rolls by the year 2016. It's tough to care for them if no physicians accept medicaid.

Increased geriatric population (i.e. medicare rolls) + Increased medicaid rolls = Higher quali...wait, that's not right. = more afforda...no, not that either. = better access to...wait?



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Zach
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There will never be a doctor shortage. They will just lower standards.

Dr. Lexus


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