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83% Of Doctors Could Quit Over Obama-Care

From the Daily Caller:

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

By Sally Nelson | 07/09/2012

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

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller

Maybe some of the 16,500 new IRS agents can branch out into doctoring to take up the slack.

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 Serkes told TheDC.

“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

We sure hope someone has reported Ms. Serkes and the DPMA to Obama’s AttackWatch — for speaking against the revolution.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “83% Of Doctors Could Quit Over Obama-Care”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    This is an absolutely intended consequence of the implementation of this law.

    If the general public cannot connect the dots as to how this would be bad, then we are truly lost as a nation.

    All the general public sees, though is “dem rich doctors”. They have no idea what’s involved in becoming a doctor and the mountain of debt to get through it. Even if they used to watch “SCRUBS” they only got a small sense of it. There’s a reason why J.D. was driving a scooter and lived with his felllow intern, Turk. They’re both BROKE! And, working 12 hour shifts..and after internship, residency which doesn’t come with a great whole-lotta salary increase.

    Pre-med, med-school, internship, residency..and 15+ years of your life is spent tending to the sick and infirm. The dedication involved alone is staggering. The debt is also staggering.

    The general public thinks doctors come out of “doctor school” in a parochial manner, like a tech-school. And maybe some do, those who lie about their certifications and such. But with the new law, like any statist nation, where is there the incentive to become a doctor? Hell, other nations send them HERE to get trained. Then they have to go back to whatever crap-hole they came from where they live a life a little bit upscale in the proletariat.

    They do not get the same satisfaction from having a private practice and are told who, when and where to practice their craft. Canada, the UK and all other nations are failing at government-run medical services.

    Honestly, this desire to be just like everybody else is disgusting.

    • Right of the People says:

      Rusty,

      Couldn’t agree with you more. I know many doctors and they’re all disgusted by this crap. Most of them work 70 to 90 hours a week or more visiting patients in the hospital even on weekends. For the most part they’re dedicated, selfless folks who love what they do.

      When you have bean counters making decisions on who gets what treatment instead of medical professionals the quality of care and of life itself goes right in the crapper. Woe be the poor bastard who needs a joint replacement or pacemaker near the end of a fiscal quarter in places like Canada and England when they’re low or out of funds. Or even worse if you’re “too old” to receive a particular treatment. My son-in-law’s grandfather in England is 85 and in pretty good health except for as he calls it, a dodgy heart. He needs a pacemaker because he has an irregular heartbeat but he won’t be getting one as he’s seven years over the limit.

      If we end up with a system like that, all of us over 55 are screwed.

      You’re correct, this bullsh*t of everybody being equal has got to stop. Slackers who don’t want to try deserve to fail. The jealousy the feel when someone excels at something is disgusting. Clowns like the Ohole want us all to lower our standards instead of forcing the slackers to raise theirs.

      Makes me want to puke.

  2. captstubby says:

    Atlas Shrugged ?


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