By NBC News Staff WritersWASHINGTON — The U.S. health care system is suffering from a chronic shortage of doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other primary care providers, according to a new report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress.
More than one-third of all U.N. health workers and one in four primary care doctors say they are out of work, the report found.
It also found that more than half of the workers and primary care practitioners surveyed say their paychecks have dropped by more than 20 percent since they began reporting their earnings in March.
“In 2017, the U.K. became the most expensive country in the world to work in for doctors, but we have an oversupply of primary care professionals, and the government is spending billions of dollars on it,” said Peter Bevan, an associate professor of health policy at Georgetown University.
The U.F.O. said the problem was exacerbated by the U to U movement, which allows doctors to work remotely with patients in a remote location, without a formal office and without insurance, and to treat those patients in private practice.
The problem is exacerbated by a massive under-investment in primary care, which is an area that has been underdeveloped for decades, and it’s a massive gap that needs to be bridged, Bevan said.
“Primary care is not going to fix this,” he said.
The report also found a widespread lack of support for physicians and dentists by policymakers.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has called for the UF to develop a health insurance program, but the bill has not passed.
Instead, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has delayed a vote on it until January, and a House version of the bill, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), is expected to receive its first vote in January.
The AHIP has also said it wants to move away from a national primary care program.
“We’ve got to be realistic about where we’re at,” Upton said.
“We’re going to have to be very aggressive about getting the best doctors, and dentistry is a critical area.”
The report comes amid a political battle over the health care law that has put President Donald Trump in a tough spot, with a Republican-led Congress trying to pass a replacement plan that would repeal the law.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has so far failed to pass such a bill.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the main provider of health care for people in the U, but it has a $16.9 trillion budget that’s much larger than that of the Department of Defense and includes $1.2 trillion in direct and indirect costs.
The report said its funding was down more than 7 percent in fiscal year 2019, from the year before.
The VA also said the shortage of primary health care providers and dental care had led to “serious adverse health outcomes” among veterans and their families.
The problems could be compounded by the rising cost of care and longer waits for care, experts said.
They also pointed to the recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the number of people who die waiting for health care services at emergency rooms rose by more people than in any previous year.
Dr. Michael J. Biederman, the VA’s chief of staff, told Congress last month that the current VA health care budget has grown by $300 billion since 2000.
He said the increase is due to increased medical costs, increased staffing levels and increased patient volume, not to mention the VA using up its own money and other resources.
The study was based on interviews with 1,547 U. S. workers who worked in the medical profession and primary health facilities, as well as from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U-M Health System.
It was released Thursday, the day before the Republican-backed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is expected in the Senate.
Biederman also said there was an increased demand for primary care services, which he attributed to the fact that people are more likely to get sick and die as a result of their health problems than in the past.
But the report also identified problems with some of the primary care programs, such as nursing home care and long-term care facilities, where workers may need more supervision and supervision is often lacking.
The health care shortage also may have worsened the impact of rising health care costs.
According to the report, the average monthly cost of the health plan that workers enrolled in in 2020 was $7,500, which was up 13 percent from $4,500 in 1990.
The biggest problem with health care systems is they tend to have a fixed number of workers, which makes it hard for them to hire or train new workers to meet a growing demand for care.