The US healthcare system is suffering from a doctor shortage. Of those, primary care physicians are often hit the hardest, posing a huge problem as the country's population grows and ages.
According to a recent report by UnitedHealth Group, 44 million US residents live in a county with a primary care physician shortage. That's 13% of the national population, with residents living in rural areas five times more likely to be impacted by the shortage.
Part of this problem arises from the medical school pipeline ‚ÄĒ there are simply not enough medical students choosing to go into primary care. In 2017, only 17% of medical school graduates chose a primary care residency program. Although the amount of practicing primary care physicians is expected to increase by 6% in the next seven years, the estimated shortage could still grow from 18,000 to 49,000 in 2030....
Reduced take home pay against very high school costs is a major factor, driven in part by lowered payments by insurance. We need to return to non-profit insurance to hamper the greed. Government insurance makes it all worse.
Britain is suffering from the same malady. Health service is one of the institutions which is being hit as the nation declines.
God's punishment of a nation which rejects God and promotes Sodom and Gomorrah. And has exchanged Biblical Christianity for the satanic ideology of Liberalism.
Quote:- "The shortage in GPs is set to worsen as the number who plan to leave the profession in the next five years is at an ‚Äúall-time high‚ÄĚ, a report warns. A national survey of family doctors found that almost two in five are likely to quit direct patient care within five years."
"The figures come after it emerged that more than a million patients have been forced to look for a new GP in the past five years after their surgery closed or merged.
Recruitment, retention and funding issues were cited as reasons behind some of the closures." www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news
May God have mercy on our souls. Amen.
2Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:"