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It's Florida my next guest says of the residents' health care laws only making matters worse Rebecca Harris -- With the Florida medical association prevent what's going on there.
Well we what we're seeing is an echo of what's going on nationally except for Florida has some unique concerns that make it stand out with respect to physician workforce shortage issues.
Large number of people in the state of Florida that are over the age of 65.
We've got a pretty large uninsured population.
We've also got a large percentage of folks on Medicare and the state of Florida.
And so mood factors that other states in the nation are experiencing with respect to physician shortages.
Are also being felt in Florida but more percent.
There -- a lot of doctors already in Florida on that's not a surprise -- the aging population the largest settles there retires there.
But but it is it is it.
Not still not enough for that growing population or is it actually going and reverse declining.
Well that the numbers physicians in Florida.
It is it is becoming a problem because a lot of physicians are retiring.
And it's quite frankly it's an issue.
Just not being able to keep up with the demand.
That the folks who retired don't replace some or who just quit the professional -- get on an average down.
Are they citing the law particularly.
Unity administrative -- is that that that you know the paperwork -- Well lots and remains to be resolved with Powell -- -- -- care will be implemented and say there's a lot of uncertainty.
And as you know for any person who's trying to to make a business work.
The last thing you need is an uncertain regulatory environment in an uncertain economic environments and -- the concerns that small businesses across Florida.
Are experiencing are also being experienced by Florida's physician practices.
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the uncertainties associated with it create a lot of uncertainty.
Couple that with the number of physicians that are going to be retiring over the next couple years.
And we've got a growing problem that increasingly the governor and the legislature going to be forced to take a look at.
Our -- thank you very much we'll see what happens Rebecca Rivera of Florida medical association vice president.
Governmental affairs well we'll.
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