Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nearly Half Of Doctors To Leave Medicine?
Not exactly a rousing endorsement of ObaCare

Look at these numbers carefully. They are shocking.

As I've said before, First you (not the government) get a job for yourself, then you (not the government) get health care for yourself. The only way it's the other way around is if you live in a Totalitarian state. Hmmm...

Here's some of this rather disturbing report from the New England Journal of Medicine;

Physician Survey: Health Reforms Potential Impact on Physician Supply and Quality of Medical Care

Health Reform and Primary Care Physicians
• 46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.

Health Reform, Public Option, and Practice Revenue/Physician Income
• 41% of physicians feel that income and practice revenue will “decline or worsen dramatically” with a public option.
• 30% feel income will “decline or worsen somewhat” with a public option.
• 9% feel income will “improve somewhat” with a public option, and 0.8% feel income will “improve dramatically” with a public option.

Health Reform, Public Option, and Physician Supply
• 72% of physicians feel that a public option would have a negative impact on physician supply, with 45% feeling it will “decline or worsen dramatically” and 27% predicting it will “decline or worsen somewhat.
• 24% of physicians think they will try to retire early if a public option is implemented.
• 21% of physicians would try to leave medicine if a public option is implemented, even if not near retirement age at the time.

Health Reform and Recommending Medicine to Others as a Career
• 36% of physicians would not recommend medicine as a career, regardless of health reform.
• 27% would recommend medicine as a career but not if health reform passes.

Source:“Physician Survey: Health Reform’s Impact on Physician Supply and Quality of Medical Care,”
The Medicus Firm,
And speaking of ObamaCare, this dovetails nicely -- Why are so many "Catholic" organizations supporting abortion-providing-taxpayer-funded ObaCare?


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I had read on-line from "somewhere" about 5 years ago that overall, physicians' fees were about 15% of medical costs nationally. This is NOT an outrageous number. Essentially, Obamacare and other socialist medical plans would lower this? We as a nation are fools for putting up with such political shenanigans.

2:59 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

This just in, as yet unconfirmed: Occidental College has released Barry Sotero's transcripts, which reveal a Fullbright scholarship for foreign students.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, look at Canada, then take the HCR bill to your shredders.
This from a Canadian.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Smiley said...

Ill tell you something the best thing would be if the doctors started quitting their jobs, the health care policy would fail on its own.

2:39 PM  

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