The ACA and your Concierge Healthcare
No matter your political position, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing Healthcare in every shape and form. Here’s what that means for you:
As you no doubt have heard, there is currently a shortage of Primary Care Doctors in this country that will only increase. There are more patients that YOUR doctor is seeing than ever before.
But your doctor is still the same person that he was before the ACA was passed. He still has the same number of hours in a day, is still able to see the same number of patients every time the office is open.
So if you’re increasing the number of patients but NOT increasing the amount of time… that means you have to wait longer for the services you’re used to receiving… AND you now have less time to spend with your doctor.
Is the ACA doing good things to make healthcare affordable for more people? Yes.
But it is changing the landscape of healthcare drastically by the minute… and it’s possible that you’ll pay the price with longer wait times, shorter visits, and a more harried doctor than you’ve already had.