Consider this an ongoing series of stories about the pain and suffering Obamacare is already causing as its spindly little roots take their first bits of hold.
Doctors already are underpaid and over regulated by the government (i lost my doctor to government regulation recently, BTW). You pay $150 to visit your doctor because he has to overcharge you to make up for the few pennies he is reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid. The government doesnt pay market value for his services and you make up the difference. As Obamacare takes over though, it expands the amount of Medicare type patients to an overwhelming number. It also floods the system with more uninsured patients who think that health care is now "free". A consequence of Democratic politics. Less informed Americans who think they are owed something for nothing.
Just like any other socialist program, the problem of running out of other people's money is inevitable. Unlike America's past socialist programs, Obamacare begins with the United States already broke and drowning in generations of debt.
But i digress....
Bottom line. Got some of that shiny new Obamacare coverage....Good Luck finding someone to take you on as a patient.
Its going to become virtually impossible to find a doctor willing to take new patients as government mandates tie the hands of physicians tighter and make reimbursements lighter.
Speaking of S&M. You know who really gets a hard screwing? Grandma and Pappy.
Did you know that Obamacare takes 500 billion dollars from Senior citizen care. "politifact" called it "mostly false", then "half true". Soon they will admit its absolutely true.
So....lots more patients, less doctors, not nearly enough money, government bureaucrats.....
Can you say rationed care? Even better, can you say "Death Panels"
Its called IPAB. It already exists.
But thats another post....
Hat Tip to Moonbattery.