Obamacare-Induced Doctor Shortage, Part II

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.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.