Posts Tagged ‘foreign medical graduates’

Here’s the kind of doctor you will see under Obamacare

May 13, 2010 Doctors Without Borders

by Emily Ramshaw and Matt Stiles
May 11, 2010

Enlarge graphic by: Matt Stiles, Jacob Villanueva

That’s right — they’re not from Texas. Newly licensed doctors enlisting to treat the state’s Medicaid and Medicare patients are more likely to have been trained at international medical schools, according to a review of state medical licensing data.

Of the roughly 1,500 doctors who have received fast-tracked licenses in the last three years in exchange for agreeing to treat the state’s neediest patients, nearly 40 percent were trained at international medical schools — everywhere from India and Mexico to Uzbekistan and Rwanda — while a quarter were trained at Texas medical schools. The Texas Medical Board fast-tracked more licenses for doctors trained in Pakistan than it did for those educated in Louisiana or Oklahoma. (Scroll over our interactive world map to see where these internationally trained doctors got their medical education.)

Doctors will retire or leave medicine if Obamacare passes

March 17, 2010

So when Obamacare finally gets started in 2014, you can look forward to primary care being done by nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and foreign medical graduates one can barely understand.    And those 30 million with “new” insurance coverage will be mainly on Medicaid; half of doctors won’t accept Medicaid patients because the doctors lose money on every Medicaid patient in their practices.

It is one thing for Obama to expect physicians to earn minimum wage and be happy.   Doctors will not pay money out of their own pockets to take care of patients.

American doctors are telling you what will happen with Obamacare.   Will Congress listen?