Monday, October 26, 2009

Obama's Doctor Shortage

Alysia Finley at WSJ writes about Obama's doctor shortage and what he's doing to make it worse:

In his campaign for health-care reform, President Obama has repeatedly harped about a primary care doctor shortage. "The status quo is we don't have enough primary care physicians," President Obama said in an ABC interview in July. The president promises that his health-care reform proposal will address the problem of a primary care physician shortage---and he's right. He will make it worse.

Mr. Obama wants to provide insurance for an additional 30 million Americans, but recent experience in Massachusetts shows that universal coverage will result in an even greater physician shortage and longer waiting times for patients.

Read the full story here. 

H/T:  Kate Wicker.