Update On Lawyers And Doctors In The United States
Conditions have changed in the past 20 to 30 years when it comes to legal and medical services. This article attempts to bring people up to date.
Eighty four year old Louis F. Mlecka passes on some interesting facts and statistics relating to legal and health care services in America.
The following is a summary of information gleaned from Census, ABA and Wikipedia
First of all in the period 2010 through 2013 there were about 1,116,967 to 1,268,000 active licensed lawyers in the United States This is about one lawyer for every 250 to 300 people. Of this total about 100,000 work for the government in city, county, state and federal government including the House and Senate. The rest are judges, and in various speciality fields. According to Ads in the telephone books and on TV most are interested in obtaining clients that have been injured in accidents of various kinds.
There are four times more lawyers now then there were in 1980. It can be noted that more minorities and women have appeared in recent years.
Now as to doctors, Mlecka estimates there are about 900,000 registered doctors in this country today with minorities and women showing a recent increase. Mlecka said, seventy years ago the family doctor had to try and do it all but now consists mostly of primary doctors and the rest specialists.
Many observers say that ObamaCare will create a big change in our health care services. Only time will tell. Will there be a shortage of qualified doctors and nurses in the near future?
Anyone having a comment on this article can contact Mlecka at 352-796-2089. Your experience with lawyers, judges and doctors will be of interest.
Mlecka is also compiling information regarding the huge crisis involving the prison system in America which seems to be getting out of control.
Louis F. Mlecka