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Old 02-03-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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As Ranks of Insured Expand, Nation Faces Shortage of 150,000 Doctors in 15 Years

U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors - WSJ.com

The new federal health-care law has raised the stakes for hospitals and schools already scrambling to train more doctors.
Experts warn there won't be enough doctors to treat the millions of people newly insured under the law. At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Japan has universal health insurance and by 2060, will have 3 workers for every 2 retirees. How do they solve this care problem? Simple.
Bring in foreign workers, let them stay for a few years, give them a test in Japanese that is nigh impossible to pass, then boot them from the country.

It's genius.

私は名前 70Ford です. どうぞよろしくお願いします.


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Strict immigration rules may threaten Japan's future
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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If the bill is found to be unconstitutional by the SC, the problem goes away, doesn't it, or at least allows more time for doctors to be created in this country.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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If the bill is found to be unconstitutional by the SC, the problem goes away, doesn't it, or at least allows more time for doctors to be created in this country.
I can't rep you for this answer so here goes.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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The AAMC Center for Workforce Studies estimates that the United States will face a shortage of 124,000-159,000 physicians by 2025. Potential reforms, such as universal health care coverage, will add to overall demand for doctors and increase the projected shortfall by 25 percent.

https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/pressk...ian_workforce/

Hrmmm.... doesn't look like it's going away. Even if universal health care isn't in the mix.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:24 AM
 
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When your medical schools are more worried about racial promotion vs. getting enough well trained doctors out then thats the start of the problem.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Is anyone here able to get a call back from their doctor in two hours or less? I am referring to actually speaking to a physician, not a nurse or medical assistant?

We need to cut healthcare costs and a good place to start is to train more doctors. That is one investment I wouldn't mind funding with my tax dollars.

Imagine: more doctors, more competition amongst them, greater availability and more time the doctor spends with patients instead of 10 minutes at the most.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:34 AM
 
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Is anyone here able to get a call back from their doctor in two hours or less? I am referring to actually speaking to a physician, not a nurse or medical assistant?

We need to cut healthcare costs and a good place to start is to train more doctors. That is one investment I wouldn't mind funding with my tax dollars.

Imagine: more doctors, more competition amongst them, greater availability and more time the doctor spends with patients instead of 10 minutes at the most.
If your an ED nurse, how much has your job added in paperwork, CYA medicine, etc since you've started. I've been on the job for 7 years now and we've doubled our workload with paperwork, testing, etc.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:36 AM
 
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So...the US pays doctors better than other countries -by a wide margin.

The US is facing a shortage of doctors.

Many other nations have a sufficiency or surplus of skilled doctors.

Honestly, I'd expect the market to sort this one out quite quickly. If not, someone has been messing with it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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So...the US pays doctors better than other countries -by a wide margin.

The US is facing a shortage of doctors.

Many other nations have a sufficiency or surplus of skilled doctors.

Honestly, I'd expect the market to sort this one out quite quickly. If not, someone has been messing with it.
The market is bottlenecked at the medical school level. Even then your not going to underpay your best and brightest or you end up like the UK, importing doctors in with sub par educations.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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A solution : more foreign doctors ! No limits !
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