I went to the doctor today. Since it was an urgent case, I told them I’d take any member of the group. I saw a male GYN, something I haven’t done in years. I told him he was the first male GYN that I’ve been to in ages. He said that the medical schools are graduating mostly women in this specialty, and that it’s a hard, high-stress, and increasingly difficult specialty. What’s happening is that women who choose to have children are winding up quitting OB/GYN or going part-time. In fact, my GYN from his practice did exactly that last year.
“But Obamacare is going to take care of everything,” I said sarcastically. He paused for a moment. Then he told me what’s going to happen in the next few years. The smart people, he said, are going to get out of medicine, leaving the mediocre students to go on to become doctors. And we’ll be getting an influx of foreign doctors who went to medical school outside the U.S.
He didn’t say that Obamacare would destroy U.S. healthcare. But he didn’t have to.
This is a practicing OB/GYN in late middle age. He’s lived through several eras of medical care. I would love to think he’s wrong, but he’s not. The only way he turns out to be wrong is if Obamacare breaks under its own weight. I see no signs of that happening yet.
So get ready for the decline in U.S. healthcare.
And remember, Obama voters: This is what YOU wanted. This is your doing.
I didn’t vote for it.