13th February 2013
As a result of Obamacare and its expansion of coverage to millions, many states will begin to experience doctor shortages. California is dealing with this problem by redefining who is a “doctor.”
State lawmakers are working on legislation that would permit physician assistants and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists and optometrists could now act as “primary care” providers.
And why not? If you can redefine so central a cultural term as ‘marriage’, manipulating ‘doctor’ ought to be a piece of cake.
As State Senator Ed Hernandez (D) says, “What good is it if they are going to have a health insurance card but no access to doctors?”
The solution, to those who support ObamaCare, is to permit more people to do what “doctors” have done in the past.
Gee, the government does that all the time. No money? No problem! Just print some more!
Kinda hard to print more doctors, though. But they’re going to give it the old dropped-out-of-college try.