About 15 million Floridians have health insurance today, and Obamacare, which requires most adults to have coverage by January, could add as many as 2.5 million more. One million would come through a potential expansion of the federal-state Medicaid program that Scott announced this week he was backing. The others would be the result of new mandates requiring employers and individuals to have insurance or be fined.
Currently, the state has 44,804 doctors, but about 5,600 of them are expected to retire in the next five years. And even though Florida has opened three new medical schools in the past dozen years, the state isn't producing as many doctors as it needs. Scott's budget this year has $80 million to fund programs to train 700 new residents a year, in hopes they'll remain in the state.
Of all patients, people covered by Medicaid may have the hardest time finding a doctor; only 59 percent of the state's physicians are taking new Medicaid patients, according to a Kaiser Health News study.THAT 59% IS CERTAIN TO GO UP AS THE REMAINING DOCTORS GET SWAMPED WITH MORE PATIENTS WHOSE "INSURER" - THE US TAXPAYER - WON'T PAY ENOUGH.
THIS IS WHY - BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE - THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS ON A ONE-WAY ROAD TO RUIN.
ONCE THE GREATEST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD.
I PREDICT OBAMA - OR ONE HIS AND GEORGE SOROS'S HAND-PICKED SOCIALIST SUCCESSORS, HILLARY, BIDEN, OR CUOMO - TRIES TO PASS A LAW FORCING DOCTORS TO TAKE FEDERALLY INSURED PATIENTS.
IOW: WE ARE ON THE ROAD TO TYRANNY.
SAM ADAMS REBELLED FOR FAR LESS THAN WHAT OBAMA IS DOING NOW...
SO... WHERE ARE THE PATRIOTS!?!?!?!?!