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.