Doctors vs. Obama, Part II
More from Investor’s Business Daily:
Massachusetts is one of the states that have a plan similar to the one the administration is proposing. From the IBD atricle:
- Seven of 18 specialties — dermatology, neurology, urology, vascular surgery and (for the first time) obstetrics-gynecology, in addition to family and internal medicine — are in short supply.
- The percentage of primary care practices closed to new patients is the highest ever recorded.
Britain is way ahead of us in this area (and many others besides):
In Britain, a lack of practicing physicians means the country has had to import thousands of foreign doctors to care for patients in the National Health Service.
British doctors, demoralized by long hours and burdensome rules, simply refuse to see patients at nights and weekends.
Let’s not forget Canada:
Canadian physicians who have to deal with the stringent rules and income limits imposed by that country’s national health plan have emigrated in droves to other countries, including the U.S.
But where are they going to go when our system is no better than theirs or Britain’s?