Thanks Obamacare: 83% of Doctors Surveyed Say They May Quit

The Supreme Court Decision on ObamaCare could come as early as (tomorrow) Thursday June 21st and if now is expected on Monday June 25th.  Most, in the know, are now predicting that either the entire Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) bill will be struck down and if not, that the Individual Mandate will be struck down but you really never know until the verdict comes down.  Below is another frightening survey if it is not.

Kate Hicks – TownHall.com  – Cross-Posted at True Health Is True Wealth

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 Obamacare is fully implemented, owing to its disastrous projected consequences. Indeed, they openly blame the healthcare law for their industry’s woes:

KEY FINDINGS

  • 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 Obamacare, nothing is. When the people providing the actual healthcare are thinking of getting out of the game, the system is clearly broken. Here’s hoping the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare this month.

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  12. Sally says:

    The survey never asks about leaving due to Obamacare. It asks about leaving due to “current changes.” And the survey covers a lot of different “current changes.” http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/07/10/comically-awful-survey-says-83-percent-of-docto/187029

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