Wednesday, March 17, 2010

About that flushing sound you hear...

Thus far flying under the radar is one of the most important and far-reaching implications of ObamaCare, its delivery. That is, where, exactly, are the bureaucrats who'll be running the health care show going to find providers to administer the actual care of sick and injured Americans?

With millions - perhaps tens of millions - of newly "insured" citizens (and non-citizens) demanding health care services, one would think that there would be some thought given as to whom these folks would see for care.

One would be wrong:

"Nearly one-third of all practicing physicians may leave the medical profession if President Obama signs current versions of health-care reform legislation into law."

That's not some anecdotal "well, my doctor said he'd bail" kind of thing. That's straight from the folks who should know: The New England Journal of Medicine. The NEJM is hardly known as a bastion of right-wing ideology, so this should have an impact.

We'll have to wait-and-see if it actually does.
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