Then your POV is wrong.
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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.
Zeke Emanuel is absolutely right. Many places are seeing private walk-in clinics open. These clinics have no doctors on-site, and are not qualified for many medical services. However, the medical professionals are trained to recognize certain conditions, distinguishing minor ailments from serious problems. For as little as $20, they'll tell you whether you need to go to the local pharmacy, make an appointment with your GP, find a specialist, or go straight to a hospital.
There are plenty of things for PA's to do...they can order your blood tests, allergy panels etc. You can also use more midwifes right in the hospital to deliver babies as well.....
I'd rather get health care advice from Emanuel than Fox News, the Koch Brothers or Michelle Bachman.