Medical Field Careers
|Is this the right
time to look at medical field careers as a way of living?
Medical field careers emphasizing primary care are
encouraged as the Health Reform Law takes effect. So, if you
are thinking of going into one of the medical field careers,
now is the time to do it! Thanks to the Health Reform Law of
2010, millions of people are about to gain the funding they
need to get medical treatment. The medical field has always
been a promising field for the young.
Even before the law passed, America has been experiencing a
shortage of medical professionals. Now, the new law has
engendered a looming crisis, because by the year 2020, we
will be short some 40,000 primary care professionals.
The already stressed medical profession will feel the burden
of this new law immediately. In 2010, America's uninsured
will receive immediate eligibility for medical insurance,
being permitted access through high risk pools. Millions
will soon appear on the rolls, many of them quickly taking
up medical care - in most cases, with a family practice ñ
thus increasing demands on primary care workers.
Prior to the Health Reform Act, no incentives have been in
place to attract people considering medical field careers
into the primary care sector. The nursing occupation has
consistently been short. Family doctors are not abundant.
With 2010 opening medical insurance up to all sick children,
the emergency wards will see a reduction in cases while
family practices become overwhelmed. Getting patients out of
emergency room treatments and into early primary care was
one of the main objectives of the law. Most of America's
yearly $2 trillion dollars spent on health care go to
emergency rooms, where the poor inevitably come to receive
treatment for diseases that might have been taken care of at
the primary level. Primary care is always less expensive
than emergency room care. America will save billions by
shifting care out of the emergency room and into a primary
physician's office, but without enough primary care
professionals, how will the demand be met?
The increase in demand for primary care professionals will
certainly become greater in the years ahead. In 2014, all
Americans will be required to have health care insurance. Of
the 50 million uninsured now, 38 million are expected to be
insured by 2019. Even if people just now looking into
medical field careers were to enter the primary care field,
it wouldn't be for at least another 7 years before those
professionals were able to absorb the increase in demand.
Something must be done now to attract people looking into
medical field careers in primary care - if we're going to be
able to meet the demand.
Fortunately, the new law has anticipated this tremendous
need for new recruits into primary care. Many colleges have
been preparing counselors for this very interest from
students. The law provides for scholastic aid and five years
of funding aimed at increasing the ranks of primary care
professionals. That means those going into the medical field
will find scholarships and grants more easily obtainable. So
students pursuing a medical field career can really benefit.
Not only will loans for training in the field be easier to
get, but loan payback rates for those going into primary
care will be low and easy. Crowning these benefits, primary
care professionals will also receive higher pay.
So if you have been considering a new career and even
venturing into one of the medical field careers available,
now is the time to go for primary care. For this Health
Reform Law to work, America needs your commitment now, and
it's willing to pay for it.
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