One Little Problem With Obamacare: Doctors Hate It
Obamacare is supposed to guarantee everyone access to a doctor–if there are any doctors left after Obamacare passes.
That’s because about 360,000 of the nation’s 800,000 physicians say they’ll consider shutting down their practices or retiring early if the president’s plan, which includes close government monitoring of the way they treat their patients, becomes law, extrapolating from a just-released poll by Investors Business Daily.
Here are some of the poll results:
Two-thirds, or 65%, of doctors say they oppose the proposed government expansion plan. This contradicts the administration’s claims that doctors are part of an “unprecedented coalition” supporting a medical overhaul.
Four of nine doctors, or 45%, said they “would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement” if Congress passes the plan the Democratic majority and White House have in mind.
More than seven in 10 doctors, or 71% — the most lopsided response in the poll — answered “no” when asked if they believed “the government can cover 47 million more people and that it will cost less money and the quality of care will be better.”
The poll findings contradict a Los Angeles Times story on Tuesday suggesting that doctors back Obamacare because the American Medical Association has agreed to support it. The problem is that the AMA represents, at best only about 30 percent (250,000 or so) of the nation’s doctors, and many have quit the association over its unprecedented backing of massive government intrusion into healthcare delivery.
h/t: Michelle Malkin