Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel told The O’Reilly Factor that you don’t necessarily need a doctor for every facet of your health care Tuesday night.
Host Bill O’Reilly brought up his concern that Obamacare was leading to a rise of walk-in clinics run by nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, which Emanuel countered was simply a part of a complex health care system. Those lower-level medical people would do just fine for lower-level diagnoses, Emanuel argued.
“You don’t need a doctor for every part of your health care,” Emanuel said.
Obamacare Architect: 'You Don't Need a Doctor for Every Part of Your Health Care' | Washington Free Beacon
Sorry, but he is wrong. The doctor I go to has several PAs in his office. Initially I talk to them and everytime they end up calling in the doctor to confirm their diagnosis and to get advice.
From my point of view, PAs are simply replacing nurses and not actual doctors.