Filed under: Election 2012, Health Care, Law, Politics, Progressivism, Taxes | Tags: Doctors Speak Out, Obamacare, Repeal and Replace
Dr, Jill Vecchio, speaking to an Americans for Prosperity rally
From a new report by the Physicians Foundation:
— 52% of physicians have already limited the access of Medicare patients to their practices or are planning to do so.
— 26% have already closed their practices to Medicaid patients.
— More than 50% of physicians will cut back on patients seen, will switch to part-time, switch to concierge medicine, or retire within the next four years.
— 62% believe Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are either unlikely to increase healthcare quality and decrease costs.
— 59% say PPACA has made them less positive about the future of healthcare in America.
— 57.9% would not recommend medicine as a career to their children or other young people.
— Over one-third of physicians would not choose medicine if they had their careers to do over.
— 77% percent are somewhat pessimistic or very pessimistic about the future of the medical profession.
ADDENDUM: Did anyone think that ObamaCare was going to save us money? Aside from the 158 new departments, bureaus, agencies and offices? The Tax Foundation has estimated that compliance with ObamaCare is estimated at eight million man-hours. It will keep 40,000 workers busy doing paperwork and sorting through a confusing pile of government regulations. And Obama claims that regulation is not a problem— just that Republicans are trying to de-regulate Wall Street so they can do it all over again. (No explanation of what he thinks “it” is.)