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“How ObamaCare Will Affect Your Doctor”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

A key op-ed by Scott Gottlieb in today’s Wall Street Journal. Key graphs:

Doctors will consolidate into larger practices to spread overhead costs, and they’ll cram more patients into tight schedules to make up in volume what’s lost in margin. Visits will be shortened and new appointments harder to secure. It already takes on average 18 days to get an initial appointment with an internist, according to the American Medical Association, and as many as 30 days for specialists like obstetricians and neurologists.

Right or wrong, more doctors will close their practices to new patients, especially patients carrying lower paying insurance such as Medicaid. Some doctors will opt out of the system entirely, going “cash only.” If too many doctors take this route the government could step in — as in Canada, for example — to effectively outlaw private-only medical practice.

I continue to ask doctors to send e-mails explaining what they expect will happen under the Obama/Pelosi/Reid rush to rationing.

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