The president's healthcare plan is expected to produce a mass
exodus of physicians over the next few years, while an expert
asserts the "devil is in the details" of California's new Internet
health insurance marketplace.
Under the order of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act, California will enact its own Internet healthcare exchange marketplace in
2014. But the state's fiscal troubles and high unemployment rate
are expected to add to the dilemma of providing coverage for the
Marilyn Singleton, a California-based physician
and candidate for Congress, directs OneNewsNow to what she believes
is the source of the problem.
"Our real problem, it really goes back to our high unemployment
rate. The more people unemployed, the more people aren't going to
have private health insurance; they're not going to have the money
to buy private health insurance," she offers.
"We're going to have more and more people on MediCal, and since
they raised the ceiling for the amount of money that you can make
to be on MediCal, I think we're going to have more people flocking
to that system. These are the systems where the devil is in the
Singleton asserts that because California does not have as many
privately insured people as other states, The Golden State feels
compelled to address the issue.
Meanwhile, Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council
for Health Freedom (CCHF), prodicts ObamaCare will produce a
mass exodus from the healthcare field over the next four years.
study [PDF] conducted by The Physicians Foundation shows that
physicians today are working less, seeing fewer patients, and
reducing access to services. If that trend continues, nearly 45,000
full-time doctors will leave the medical field, greatly limiting
patient access to care.
"There [are] more people coming who are going to have free
access to these doctors because of the federal healthcare reform
law, and there are more people who are becoming part of Medicare,
and they also have somewhat free access to all these doctors,"
Brase explains. "So ... we're just looking at a time where
doctors are exiting the doors as more and more people are entering
The report shows that 50 percent of the doctors who remain will
reduce the number of patients they see, work part-time, and switch
to "concierge medicine." So the healthcare expert notes that
President Obama's promise that patients can keep their doctors
certainly is not true.
"It can't be kept just because of what's happening under the
law, which is making it more difficult for doctors to even do their
jobs, use their brains, and take care of patients like patients
should be taken care of," Brase concludes.
CCHF calls the president's promise a "ruse" to make people more
comfortable with ObamaCare.