This landed smack dab in the middle of Dr. J.’s Facebook feed this morning from none other than Dr. Benjamin Carson:
It is going to be increasingly difficult to attract outstanding students to pursuing careers in the medical field. This is because it is still an extremely difficult process to become a physician and with government reimbursement being rather meager it is difficult to repay a six figure student debt and afford a mortgage in addition to one’s regular cost of living expenses.
Obamacare has imposed upon the physician’s requirement to participate in the electronic medical records which in some cases they don’t have so must purchase and implement that platform. This adds even more expenses on top of malpractice insurance, rent, personnel, and other costs of doing business. But that is actually the most minor part of the problem.
The real issue is the loss of value in our economy. Many brilliant people are not satisfied with a position of automaton at the beckoning call of a nebulous bureaucrat. The result and shortage of health-care providers will create a nightmare of a situation for everyone, when we started with only 15 percent of the population needed a solution for health-care.
This is a perfect example of what happens when the government imposes itself on the free market, which will hopefully serve as a lesson to the American people.
Yeah, you actually do want to create an economic environment where you are attracting the best and brightest to be poking around your brain with a scalpel. Dr. J. just thought he’d put that out there…