The obvious solution is to mandate that doctors keep working under Comrade Obama
(The Daily Caller) Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.
The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.
Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.
Well, O-care will simply deem that people are doctors. If we just gave more money to Obama donors those medical jobs would magically appear. Obviously, though, these darned doctors who get themselves in enormous debt to earn their licenses are big meanies who are refusing to do their part for The State.
The DPMA found that many doctors do not believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to better access to medical care for the majority of Americans, co-founder of the DPMA Kathryn Series told The DC.
“Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,” she said.
Doctors are already refusing to take more Medicare and Medicaid patients. Even before O-care this was happening, thanks to the red tape, idiotic paperwork, low reimbursement costs and slow reimbursement times. It isn’t going to get better, especially when the “death panels”, i.e., the Independent Payment Advisory Board, starts telling doctors how to treat their patients.
No one should be shocked that doctors weren’t consulted as to the effects of O-care.
Thanks Obama care: 83% of Doctors Surveyed Say They May Quit
The Doctor Patient Medical Association has released a new survey of about 700 doctors, and the results are bleak. Scary bleak. Among other dismal figures, Doctors' Attitudes on the Future of Medicine: What’s Wrong, Who’s to Blame, and What Will Fix It found that 83% of respondents are contemplating leaving the industry if Obama care is fully implemented, owing to its disastrous projected consequences. Indeed, they openly blame the healthcare law for their industry's woes:
- 90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
- 83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
- 61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
- 85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
- 65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
- 72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
- 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
- 74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely
- 52% say they would rather treat some Medicaid/Medicare patient for FREE
- 57% give the AMA a FAILING GRADE representing them
- 1 out of 3 doctors is HESITANT to voice their opinion
- 2 out of 3 say they are JUST SQUEAKING BY OR IN THE RED financially
- 95% say private practice is losing out to CORPORATE MEDICINE
- 80% say DOCTORS/MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS are most likely to help solve things
- 70% say REDUCING GOVERNMENT would be single best fix.
If this isn't an airtight argument for the repeal of Obama care, nothing is. When the people providing the actual healthcare are thinking of getting out of the game, the system is clearly broken. Those that understand what is coming were hoping the Supreme Court would have struck down Obama care completely or at least the individual mandate. Instead Judge Roberts made it political and kicked the can down the road.