This past weekend, one hundred medical professionals met in California for the 33rd Doctors for Disaster Preparedness meeting and they all warned that healthcare as we have known it is over, thanks to increasing federal regulations and taxes. And as Obamacare rolls across the land, it is leaving in its wake a shortage of doctors and surgeons.
According to a Breitbart report, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lee Hieb told the conference, "What do I mean by medical meltdown? Well, sadly, I’m here to tell you that the medical care you’ve enjoyed in the past in your life is simply not going to be there in the future.”
We have so much regulation that almost no medical care gets out. We have over 160,000 pages of Medicare regulation and counting. Obamacare is Medicare on steroids.
Hieb explained that the shortage of doctors is stemming from "the great gurus of government" deciding that specialists were getting too big a piece of pie and so they put limitations on the profession. She added that the number of new general surgeons the U.S. receives each year (350) doesn't even reach replacement rate of those surgeons leaving the business. High tax rates and poor training are also to blame for the decrease, according to Hieb.
The doctor also said that "this huge over-regulatory government," as opposed to the benefits of a free market, is causing shortages in medical supplies as well. She even recalled closing an operating room once because there wasn't enough medicine to put patients to sleep.
However, Hieb added, it will be the less affluent areas and those that don't have private insurance that will feel the pinch first. Her recommendation to avoid having to deal with these problems and "save yourself" from the coming horrors of Obamacare is to get yourself healthy enough so that you won't need a doctor in the first place. That sounds drastically different than the promises coming from the White House.