When Florida governor Rick Scott betrayed the people of Florida and caved to Obamacare by expanding Medicaid in his state, he probably didn’t realize that the state didn’t have enough doctors to cover it.
From the Sun Sentinel:
Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor’s office.
Whether you’re employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida Medical Association says there’s a growing shortage of doctors — especially specialists — available to provide you with medical care.
And if the Florida Legislature goes along with Gov. Rick Scott’s recommendation to offer Medicaid coverage to an additional 1 million Floridians — part of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect next January — the FMA says that shortage will only get worse.
“Florida needs more doctors and it needs more nurses, and it needs them working together in teams,” said Rebecca O’Hara, a lobbyist for the FMA.
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.
This is one of the most obvious consequences ever. If you take money from taxpayers and give it to others so they can go to the doctor for free, there will obviously be more people going to the doctor. I know I certainly would go to the doctor more often if I knew that someone else was picking up the tab. Wouldn’t you?
Obamacare is ruining and will continue to ruin our health care system. There will be longer lines for less and worse care, if any care at all. It will raise prices on everyone and will cripple our economy forever. It must be repealed.