Doctors Reject Obamacare By Clear Majority


Affordable Care Act

The news just keeps getting darker over the coming Affordable Care Act.

Here’s the latest objection to consider concerning Obamacare. The healthcare system is changing so quickly, many doctors old enough to retire will. Retire or scale back their hours dramatically.

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions holds a yearly poll of 600 doctors. In their findings, six of 10 physicians are planning to retire in the next three years.

That’s a full sixty percent.

Future of Medicine is Changing

“Based on how the future of medicine is changing,” Deloitte noted their survey found 55 percent of doctors considering scaling back. With the inception of the Affordable Care Act, the “future of medicine” for any doctor means less pay and more paperwork.

A whopping 38 percent of those physicians polled consider Obamacare is “a step in the wrong direction.” Forty-four percent say it is “a good start.”

Here are other interesting numbers in the survey:

– More than half of those polled feel Obamacare will fail within one to three years.

– Sixty-eight percent with a one-man practice feel that way.

– Fifty-nine percent of primary care providers feel satisfied practicing medicine.

– Twenty-five percent of physicians want to place new limits on the amount of Medicare patients they must accept if there are changes to the Medicare program. That would include such items as lowering payments or a switch to vouchers.

– Almost three-quarters of those physicians polled think the most intelligent students of the future college campus will discount a career in medicine.

– Only one in ten even thinks medical liability reform will pass Congress in the next one to three years.

– And lastly, a mere 31 percent of doctors surveyed would give the overall U.S. healthcare system a grade of A or B.

The medical profession does indeed look dicey in 2013.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. His BS in journalism from University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.

Dwight has 30 years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. A native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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