I’m a Doctor, You’re a Doctor, He’s a Doctor….

by Steve MacDonald

…She’s a Doctor, wouldn’t you like to be a doctor too?Dr pepper

You might be a doctor and you didn’t even know it, because that is how you solve a doctor shortage caused by oppressive legislation in the peoples Republik of (in this case) Kalifornia.  Not enough “Doctors”… change the definition of doctor and Bam! Problem solved.

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.

These role changes will be common in the age of Obamacare, when even teachers will be “trained” to diagnose mental health and behavioral health problems in “school-based healthcare centers.”

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.

I’m not saying it’s all bad.  I see a Nurse practitioner now and again and she is great.  My Wifes OB/GYN had a midwife on staff who delivered at least one of my kids and she was great. But if I may work off that premise?  Would we do this for Firefighters?  How about Police officers?  We might.  Just curious.

Wiat, here’s a good one.  Since so many kids are “struggling” in public education, and everyone agrees we need to address the problem of class size, howzabout we change the definition of ‘Teacher” and permit millions (hundred of millions?) of qualified people who do not actually have a masters in education or a teaching degree, do what “teachers” have done in the past?

Think about what that would do for those burdensome class sizes!

I know.  They’ll never go for it.

So maybe the Doctors needed a union?  I know, too late.

Dr. Susan Berry – Breitbart

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  • Tim from Nashua

    Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr Howard…Dr.Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard….Woob, woob, woob, woob, woob, woob, woob, woob.
    I’m also thinking that Veterinarians will get the call-up shortly.

    • nhsteve

      Would the vet give you a treat at the end if you were good?

      Don’t forget Dentists–who must have the worst lobbyists ever; where’s my right to dental health, huh? huh? woob woob woob! ;-)

    • Chris P. Bacon

      Love it :)

  • Chris P. Bacon

    Hey Jerry, did you know that in CA it is illegal to treat cancer with anything but slash, burn, and poison (surgery, radiation, or chemo)? Wonder why that is?

    Luckily i live in AZ, where i can.

    cpb- Fweedom!!!

    • C. dog e. doG

      The AMA: we’re here to help … ourselves to the goodies handed out by big pharms harvesting any number of placebo’s to distribute through our special network of sales agents we invite to boondoggles in Miami, Vegas, and Hawaii – their choice! Revised and updated snake-oil at a dispensary near you!
      – C. dog always questions those in robes and smocks, if for no other reason than their complete lack of fashion sensibilities

      • Sam Adams

        AMA here to help? hahaha. They treat the symptoms with a pill at about 8 patients an hour. Treating and finding the cause would be counter-productive

  • nhsteve

    From Facebook: “I guess barbers will have to bone up on tooth pulling and bleeding too.”

    And hey! we’ve got the IRS leeches already…different kind of ‘bleeding’ of course.

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  • JP

    What about Dr. Zeuss, does he count as a real Doctor and how about Dr. Zhivago? I recently had a physical and the Doctors office gave me a form to sign that said something like; I give permission for a Physicians Assistant to treat me Medical; I answered the question NO. By the way, it was a question on the new Medicare form; how about just having a Pharmacist do it?

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