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There are a lot of new people going to come into the health care system under president Obama's health reform legislation I think it's about thirty million new people.
In total what does that mean for the health care system -- -- Kate Rogers of foxbusiness.com.
Has some thoughts on that -- candy coat that's a lot of people.
It is a lot of people so experts are saying that a looming doctor shortage isn't just the possibility more and in fact it's going to be reality wants obamacare goes into effect in 2014.
This is for several reasons.
These thirty million people many of them didn't have insurance in the past and so they just weren't going to the doctor or they were going to the emergency room.
So now there's gonna be -- catch up period once they get insurance and there's going to be a lot of strains -- on the primary care physician or PC he.
Network in the country.
I had -- -- put up these figures and that the math of this we have thirty million new people being short.
Currently one primary care physician for 15100.
Americans and by 2020s it was seven years there will be 70000.
Fewer primary care physicians why are we gonna have -- thousand -- my quest.
-- one of the things that's playing into this is -- firm Deloitte they surveyed physicians currently.
About six -- say that there mauling early retirement now thanks to obamacare because they don't want to have to comply with the new law and there are.
Considering retiring within the next two to three years.
And to add more strain to the system on average Americans are -- about 6% longer every time that the doctor's office in the waiting room.
You're only seeing your doctor for about six minutes every time you this.
-- of this doesn't.
It got me just because 70000.
Are going to retire or whatever that the figure is I mean people are qualifying every day is -- younger primary yeah.
Yeah position they are and there's also some aspects that they're playing -- -- PCP shortage in particular so again that's primary care physicians and these are your general care practitioners.
A lot of -- -- are now.
In this post obamacare -- Focusing on specialized medicine because that's where the money and so instead of going to become general practitioners are becoming dermatologist store oncologists so they're really specializing in certain areas of medicine.
But -- obamacare there was actually a nursing shortage means a lot more people went to nursing school to become aren't now they're graduating into a post obamacare -- whether there will be more opportunity for them because they're such a strain on the PT pieces in because when you go to the doctor typically sometimes you're not even seen actual position you're seeing.
Physician's assistant or aren't right during those six minutes that you're actually seeing someone in -- in the -- -- And then you quickly referred to a specialist.
I -- -- we'll have more specialists to actually look more specialists so I guess there's good and bad as I can also I mean if if these people going into the health care system now I'm not going to go to the emergency room when the argument is always walls we need to take a straight off the emergency yes.
And seeing a doctor's treatment last car.
Well let's hope they get -- That a selection of magazines in the waiting room.
-- going to be.
Sitting there and they he had something up on this right now if I'm not Fox Business sap there is Obama camp reality adopt shortage.
On the way but maybe MTA emergency rooms and quicker treatment then we'll see all of this there's a lot of thoughts on either side came when this absolutely we have to wait to see how it -- nurses will lock out that sound right well good for that they need they deserved to look at -- I'm all right Dan we appreciate everybody in the health care system mine were those people would come a lot of the times and Kate Rogers of Fox Business don't come thank you very much for being here are -- -- -- to get -- two.
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