This may be anecdotal, but I keep hearing doctors becoming outraged over the greater intrusion of government into the healthcare delivery. Some threaten to retire early, work less, refuse Medicare patients, or otherwise adjust to the interference.

Doctors already face bureaucratic insurance representatives with no medical training dictating medical procedures, and they fear irrational lawsuits that drive up their malpractice claims. Adding the government distortion from the new health care bill may be a critical tipping point that leads to a critical shortage of doctors.

If the new health care bill discourages existing doctors from staying in the field and new doctors from entering, while adding millions to the insured roles we will face waits and delays the Americans will not tolerate well.

We are an impatient people.