Doctors warn if they participate in Obamacare, they’ll go broke
by: J. D. Heyes
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
One of the things I hear most from supporters of Obamacare (yes, they are still there) is that finally, millions of Americans who previously did not have health insurance will get coverage and have full access to the nation’s healthcare system.
When I hear such pie-in-the-sky rhetoric, I often ask this question: “Okay, so who’s going to take care of all these millions of new patients?”
I ask that because the law that is Obamacare throws tens of millions of new patients into a system that was already a teetering mess. Think what has happened to the pathetic website (Healthcare.gov), except on a much larger scale.
Healthcare was an overburdened, overly regulated industry already; in most places, it already takes weeks to see your physician as it is. And Obamacare does not add a single healthcare provider to the system; it only imposes more requirements and makes more demands of it.
So I ask – who’s going to take care of all these new patients?