The Marietta Daily Journal: Change laws to make better use of health care tech

Change laws to make better use of health care tech

The Marietta Daily Journal by Sharon Cooper

November 28, 2012

Despite thought-provoking and seemingly endless debates, never ending pundit analysis and constant pontification by the candidates in the recent election cycle, Americans are still left with many unanswered questions and concerns about a variety of important issues.

For example, our health care system was not only a topic of discussion in the presidential race but played a major role in many congressional and state races. There is no question that as we face the needs of an aging baby boomer generation there are numerous deficiencies that must be addressed. The prediction that nationwide we will have 130,000 fewer physicians than needed by 2020 will only make matters worse for recipients of Medicare. This problem may grow even greater if physicians, especially those in their 50s and 60s, leave medicine due to the draconian regulations found within Obamacare.