Originally Posted by JetPotato
Your spin is of no less bias than that of Newsmax. None of this disputes the facts previously presented here.
It does not matter if the effect is of greater extent than population growth. It remains true that Obamacare does increase the rate of this problem. End of story.
Obamacare addresses the need for more primary care physicians directly.
The law helps to pay for more residency slots at hospitals for medical students planning careers in primary care, and at community health clinics. It provided $1.8 billion for "medical homes," practices in which physicians agree to monitor and coordinate their patients' care by specialists and others.
It also created bonus payments for primary-care doctors who treat Medicare patients, and raised payments for primary-care doctors in Medicaid to match higher Medicare rates.
"The legislation without a doubt made a conscious effort to shift the paradigm in delivery to support a foundation of primary care," said Shawn Martin, a vice president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Glen Stream, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said the law pays him more for treating Medicare patients at his practice in Spokane, Wash. He said he sees fewer people declining recommended preventive tests and screenings, like mammograms and colonoscopies, because the law requires insurers to cover such procedures without co-payments.
"There's very positive features in the bill for family medicine," Stream said.
He wasn't spinning he has a very good understanding of the issue.