Daily Archives: April 14, 2013

Nurse practitioners, physicians assistants fill the doctor gap

Nurse practitioners, physicians assistants fill the doctor gap – The Dispatch.

Barring a dramatic increase in the number of doctors in the U.S., Columbus nurse practitioner Mary Chance-Peeler should have a job as long as she wants one.

According to a report from Irving, Texas-based physician staffing company, Staff Care, a shortage of physicians in the United States, coupled with the approaching implementation of the Affordable Care Act, is prompting healthcare facilities to expand the role of primary care providers. The report states two groups of professionals in the field are chief among the expansion — nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

 

Share

Obamacare’s full implications only now becoming clear

Obamacare’s full implications only now becoming clear | HeraldNet.com – Work.

Concludes…

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress before minority members or the public had an opportunity to read it. It is being read now, though, and what it says is that private sector health care as we now know it will disappear. The only things missing are a blindfold and a last cigarette (declined, of course for health reasons). It’s that simple. (emphasis added)

For those progressives who know best, nothing could make them happier.

Share

Obamacare has Southern California health officials scrambling

Obamacare has Southern California health officials scrambling – The Daily Breeze.

The state’s publicly funded health insurance program for low-income and disabled residents will soon launch a huge statewide expansion. But making a promise of health care is one thing, and delivering is another.

In some places, it’s already difficult for many poor California residents with state Medi-Cal insurance to find a doctor who is able – or willing – to care for them.

Health providers throughout the Southland who currently see these patients say they are overwhelmed and underfunded, a situation that could worsen when those newly covered by Medi-Cal arrive for care on Jan. 1, 2014, when the program is expanded.

Of course State officials feel differently… Continue reading Obamacare has Southern California health officials scrambling

Share