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Opinion

Health Care Plagued by Perfect Storm

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The causes of our health care system’s meltdown are many and they’re complex.

Are there too few doctors? Are health insurance companies too bottom line?  Are there too many people without health insurance? Are the drugs too expensive?  Are there too many demands on hospitals’ staff? Are government regulations too onerous? All of the above? Yes!

It’s a perfect storm of problems.

A reader contends that anesthesiologists are working 70 to 80 hours a week because of Obamacare.  It’s true that hospital-based specialists often work long hours because of health insurer contracts and emergency room responsibilities.

But …the reader addressed one the serious flaws in health care today. Medical care is unfair to patients and unfair to doctors.

Read more at Context Florida.

Marc Yacht, MD is a semi-retired physician living in Hudson, Florida.