California doctors revolt against Obamacare; 70 percent say they will boycott
by: J. D. Heyes
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thanks to Obamacare, now – finally – “every American will have access to quality medical care,” which, of course, is their “right.”
Only – that’s wrong. On both counts.
First, there is no inherent “right to health care,” either in the Constitution or state laws, just as there is no inherent “right” to any other privately delivered product or service in the private sector.
Secondly, as this website and others have argued for more than a couple of years, getting “access” to health insurance won’t guarantee access to medical care. For that, you’d need access to medical professionals – doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants.
But what if these professionals could not be had? As reported by the Washington Examiner:
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange and won’t participate, the head of the state’s largest medical association said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there’s a high rate of nonparticipation,” said Dr. Richard Thorp, president of the California Medical Association.
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