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19% Medicos: O-Care Will Make Some Die Sooner

From the Washington Examiner:

19% of health care pros say Americans ‘will die earlier’ due to Obamacare


A unique new survey of health care professionals finds that 56 percent oppose Obamacare, with more than nine in 10 believing that there could be major negative impacts such as a drop in quality care. A shocking 19 percent believe Americans will die earlier.

In its 2013 Health Care Survey of 200 top health care professionals nationally, Coupa Software told Secrets that health care professionals are worried about a number of setbacks that the health law could result in. Asked to list the “negative impacts,” of which they could pick several, here’s what Coupa found:

— 53 percent, “Quality of health insurance policies will suffer.”
— 51 percent, “Quality of care will go down.”
— 49 percent, “The law is overly complicated."

— 42 percent, “Insurance exchanges will be poorly managed.”
— 37 percent, “The law still allows insurance companies to be the middleman.”
— 32 percent, “Too complex for businesses.”
— 19 percent, “Americans will die earlier.”

These are some pretty grim expectations. Whatever happened to the Hippocratic Oath: "First do no harm"? (Which actually isn’t in the Hippocratic oath, per se. But the spirit is.)

The company provides cloud-based finance applications for many of the nation’s health care providers and is especially focused on waste in the health care system. Their survey found that the health care professionals expect that many inefficiencies, such as unnecessary emergency room visits, will be fixed under Obamacare.

So the survey is probably not too biased. If anything, you would think this company, Coupa Software, would be in favor of Obama-Care and its promise of putting all of our medical records ‘in the cloud.’

The survey displayed the split in the community over the law, with both positives and negatives being found. While 93 percent cited negative impacts, 74 percent also found positive outcomes from the law, the biggest being the availability of health insurance to those who don’t have it.

But that support for the law is offset by the overall view of the law by the health care community. The poll, which is being released Monday but was provided in advance to Secrets, found that 56 percent oppose most or all of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions. Only 6 percent favor all of the law, and 38 percent favor most of it.

Why aren’t they speaking up? It’s now or never.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “19% Medicos: O-Care Will Make Some Die Sooner”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I take great comfort in how well the federal government, courtesy of Congressional Oversight, is already managing our Agencies and Institutions …

    SEC – did not even recognize Bernie Madoff’s scam, despite BEING TOLD
    FHA/VA/FNMA/FMC – the entire global catastrophe of $425,000 mortgages written for illegal alien busboys on minimum wage
    FAA – ailing airline fleets failing all around us, and not asking questions ‘why’ 19 Muslims want to learn to fly but not land heavies
    Customs – really. Want me to go there?
    USPS – Congressionally mandated to lose over a billion dollars a Quarter
    FDA – contaminated Heparin for starters. No inspectors in meat or fish plants. But harassing organic farmers and their 12×12 plots of lavender
    FTC – all I’m going to say is Epsilon security breach. Oh, and Verison, AT&T, T-Mobile, every cable company, Google Yahoo .. never mind
    BP Oil Spill – too many Agencies to list. EVERYONE was asleep at the switch. Everyone
    FEMA – be glad you don’t live on the shore in New Jersey. All that ‘help’ forthcoming. Yeah, about that. And then there’s the roving patrols FEMA sent into New Orleans to disarm citizens trying to protect life and property and shooting the ones who would not give up their arms.
    US Military – all I gotta say is Walter Reed. If you don’t know the story, Google it. Put away all sharp instruments and lock up your guns first.
    Consumer Safety Prodict Commission – radioactive wall board, plastic Chinese milk, Mattel lead based toys, etc etc etc
    IRS – (my computer blew a fuse)

    … and that’s just a surface skim. So, I’m expecting GREAT THINGS out of government healthcare.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Oh, and one other notable Excellence In Government Spending you have to see to believe ..


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