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What does Obamacare mean for you?

By
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
 
ObamaCare And The Looming Doctor Deficit

ObamaCare hasn't even kicked in yet and we're already facing our first crisis -- and no matter who you are, this one will hurt you in a big way.

In less than two years, some 30 million currently uninsured Americans will get their first taste of health insurance -- the insurance you're buying them.

Aren't you generous?

I'll get to the hit your wallet's about to take in a moment. But forget the money -- if you can -- for a second and think about 30 million Americans all out doctor-shopping at the same time.

Where do you think they're going to look? Hint: You might want to book your 2014 physical now -- because the lines at your doctor's office are going to make the ones at Disneyland look short.

Remember, making doctors isn't like making mechanics or bankers or fry cooks. We can't magically pump out more in two years, three years or even five years.

It takes a full decade of medical school and training before you can turn a doctor loose on patients. And while ObamaCare calls for the training of some 3,000 new doctors over the next decade, there's already a massive shortfall right now that's about to get worse.

It's so bad that the Association of American Medical Colleges says we'll be 62,900 doctors short in just three years. Even without ObamaCare, that shortage would hit 100,000 by 2025.

With ObamaCare, that "doctor deficit" will approach or exceed 140,000 doctors by then.

Making matters worse, a full third of today's doctors are 55 years old or older, according to the New York Times. They're getting ready to retire -- and you can bet even the ones who aren't thinking about quitting will hang up their stethoscopes real fast once they see the growing lines and shrinking reimbursements.

I wish I could tell you there's a light at the end of this tunnel, but there isn't one. All I can say is find a good doctor NOW and have a good relationship with him.

More importantly, make sure you're in tight with his front office staff, so you can get an appointment when you need one. Don't be afraid to send flowers and boxes of candy if you have to.

But that's just ONE of the problems you'll be facing shortly. There are others starting to kick in already -- including a kick right in your wallet.

Keep reading for more!
 

The Hidden Cost Of 'free' Healthcare

ObamaCare isn't just going to raise your taxes, although that's certainly part of the equation. It's not just going to raise insurance premiums, although that's certainly part of the equation, too.

It's going to raise the price of virtually everything.

Remember, 30 million people are getting insurance and YOU'RE the one getting stuck with the bill -- and that bill will come due in the form of a higher cost of living. After all, most of the money to pay for the "free" healthcare will come from employers -- and so employers, in turn, will have no choice but to raise prices.

John Schnatter, aka "Papa John" from the pizza company, expressed this in his own clumsy way not long ago when he said he'd have to charge between 11 cents and 15 cents extra per pizza to pay his company's share of the ObamaCare fees.

Naturally, the pro-ObamaCare dimwits laughed and said they'd gladly pay a measly 15 cents for a Papa John's employee to get healthcare. But let's see who's laughing when they realize it's not just 15 cents extra for pizza.

It's extra money for everything.

Sure, in some cases it'll be pennies, like 15 cents a pie. In others, it'll be dollars. But you can bet it'll all add up to real money real quick -- and I don't know about you, but I don't know too many people who've gotten pay raises lately.

I do know plenty of people who live on fixed incomes, though -- and they can barely pay for groceries as it is, much less healthcare for 30 million people.

You see, ObamaCare isn't just expensive. It's unsustainably expensive -- and it will bankrupt the nation.

But first, it'll bankrupt you.
 
Several nation-wide drug store chains have announced plans to make basic medical testing and diagnostic services available inside their traditional drug store facilities. As these facilities are built, you will be able to have basic medical tests performed by trained and licensed medical practitioners. Based upon results, you may be referred to doctors and you may purchase prescriptions onsite.

From what you know at this time, about how willing are you toward using one of these facilities for periodic testing?
Very            Somewhat
Not at all
Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for sports and kids' camp physicals?
Definitely           Perhaps
No, not likely
If you have a preference among the drug store chains that have announced the addition of these services, which of the following do you prefer?
CVS       Osco      Walgreen's



Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for any of these diagnostic screenings?
Blood pressure
Blood sugar
Tuberculosis
Pregnancy
Prostate blood test
Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for any of these common treatments?
Bladder infections
Diarrhea-nausea-vomiting
Early Lyme disease
Head lice
Seasonal allergies
Infected cuticles
Mononucleosis
Pink eye & sties
Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for any of these minor injuries?
Abrasions
Minor burns
Splinters
Sprains & strains
Staple and suture removals



Some tests will require that specimens be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Does this procedure seem reasonable to you?
Yes         No
I don't understand
Doctors often use outside laboratories to analyze tests that they perform in their offices. Does this use of contract laboratories by drug store clinics seem reasonable to you?
Yes         No
I don't understand
Some tests will require that specimens be sent to a laboratory for analysis. It may take 2 to 5 days for you to receive test results. Does this seem reasonable to you?
Yes         No
I don't understand



If you are not interested in using a drug store clinic, can you please name a feature or test that might arouse your interest?
  None
Possibly...
Is there a medical test that you now have performed at a doctor's office that you might consider doing at a local drug store clinic? If so, please list them here:
  None
Possibly...
If you have used a drug store clinic at any local or national chain, about how satisfied were you?
Very       Somewhat
Not at all
I used a clinic for:



Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for any of these vaccinations?
Flu
Hepatitis B
Meningitis
Tetanus & pertussis boosters
Travel vaccinations
If a drug store clinic were to open in a CVS, Osco, or Walgreen's near you, about how interested might you be to go there for a diagnostic test?
I would likely go for my next test.
I would wait to hear about my friends' experiences.
I doubt that I would try it.
Would you consider going to a local drug store clinic for any of these respiratory illnesses?
Bronchitis
Colds
Coughs
Ear infections
Strep throat
Upper respiratory infections
Laryngitis
Sinus infections
Sore throat



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