Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Good grief. A survey of physicians, conducted by Jackson Healthcare, finds that 26% of physicians are not taking new Medicare patients, and 51% refusing new Medicaid patients. And with the Independent Payment Advisory Board and other Obamacare monstrosities, expect things to get worse.

One could whistle past the graveyard and note, correctly, that this isn’t Gallup. But the trend in this regard is clear across the country. Like I have been saying—I wish it weren’t so, but reality bites—single payer health care leads to doctor shortages and rationing.  Time for a new approach.

Comments are visible to subscribers only. Log in or subscribe to join the conversation.



Filter First Thoughts Posts

Related Articles