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  •  We will have a primary care doc shortage... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...for a whole host of reasons:  more insured people needing primary care; baby boomers needing more care at the same time the cohort of baby-boomer-docs are retiring; and, yes, too few new primary docs because they can't make as much money as the specialists.

    Add to that the huge cost of medical education, and you have a mess.

    But, the ACA was never intended to take care of our health care industry's problems.  It's only intention was to make sure that we all got insured, one way or another, so that all of us can have an equal opportunity to obtain the care we need.

    All the other problems with the system remain.

    But at least we've made a major step toward solving the first one:  because if you aren't insured, it doesn't matter how many pediatricians are practicing in your town.

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