ABBY GOODNOUGH reports for mobile New York Times from San Diego: The impact of healthcare for ‘all’ – Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage
“SAN DIEGO — Dr. Ted Mazer is one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in this region who treat low-income people on Medicaid, so many of his patients travel long distances to see him.
But now, as California’s Medicaid program is preparing for a major expansion under President Obama’s health care law, Dr. Mazer says he cannot accept additional patients under the government insurance program for a simple reason: It does not pay enough.
“It’s a bad situation that is likely to be made worse,” he said…..”
The right-wing owned, and media led society in the USA is trying to justify a downgrading or rejection of Obamacare before figures show the number of lives that can be saved.. If the citizens read these reports retrospectively some may, perhaps, understand how biased they were..
Just to show an example of news on Obamacare from The Jamestown Sun in a few weeks of October look here. (there are many pages so just page through to read the invective) The Rapid City Journal from South Dakota is little different, and somehow I doubt any of the id west or bible belt newspapers will demonstrate contrition when the lives of Americans are patently saved.