Yesterday I wrote a little bit about the doctor shortage that will occur once millions more people are put on the public insurance doles, but that shortage will be due to not enough people entering medical school to accommodate the extra and sudden increase in demand.

Another contributor to the doctor shortage that will lead to massive rationing & long waits (in addition to Obamacare preventing doctor-owned hospitals from expanding) will be on the back end — the slew of doctors who will retire early because they won’t want to deal with the bureaucratic headaches of a profession suddenly turned into the Department of Motor Vehicles. Case-in-point, this Arizona dermatologist:


Why so glum?

Scherzer, who attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, has been a practicing Dermatologist in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1976. Reached yesterday at his office, Dr. Scherzer, 63, said he plans to stop practicing before 2014 when the bill’s full impact will be felt because he refuses to deal with the headache of increased government involvement in health care.

If this keeps catching on, look for the left to accuse doctors of racism for merely retiring.

Add another doctor to the rapidly growing list.


4 Responses to “Obamacare-Induced Doctor Shortage, Part II”

  1. Nick on April 14th, 2010 1:24 pm

    Zero facts to support this claim. Frankly, less right wing loons "practicing" medicine the better.

    I want you to follow up with this doc in a year. I promise you he will still be practicing.

  2. @angelatc on April 14th, 2010 2:15 pm

    Ol' Nick isn't the sharpest tack in the box. I suppose that explains his politics. The story succinctly (that means clearly, Nick) stated that the good doctor was going to retire before the 2014 implementation and unless I totally overslept, next year is only 2011.

    We can always follow China's lead, and just declare that the nurses and EMTs are now doctors. Shortage? What shortage?

  3. Doug on April 14th, 2010 5:06 pm

    I want you to follow up with this doc in a year. I promise you he will still be practicing.

    I agree with you as does anybody who read the story.

  4. Nanny on April 14th, 2010 6:26 pm

    You know Nick might not have passed 3rd grade reading and comprehension. And it's not the teacher's fault because they are union. I'll bet it is that evil, rich, right wing doctor who delivered him, took one look at him, declared him to be a snotty little lib tard and dropped him on his head.

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