Obamacare will overwhelm
Several years ago, I concluded more than 16 years of employment focused on recruiting health care professionals at Deaconess Medical Center. Quality health care people were extremely hard to find then and they remain hard to find today.
If Obamacare becomes effective in 2014, as projected, there will be a serious shortage of qualified people available to fill the job openings. And this includes doctors. The harsh reality is fewer health care professionals will be available to provide the care for a hugely expanded population eligible for and demanding such care.
The result will be a reduction in the quality of care provided to you and to me here in Spokane. A specific manifestation of this reduced quality includes more competition for routine doctor appointments, specialists, lab work, hospital beds, overworked/stressed caregivers, etc.
Why hasn’t the left side of the political equation, the authors of Obamacare, provided meaningful answers? Or have they even considered the staffing side of health care implementation?