posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 01:07 AM
when I made the statement "doctors were not gonna go for this, they will quit", to another poster in another thread I was accused of believing just
as Sarah Palin did in the "death panels".
Here you have the results of a nonpartisan and unbiased survey. 83% of the doctors in this country are considering another career!! Now, we will
face a massive shortage.
The Daily caller
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. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more
Americans live past 65. 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. “One of our primary concerns is that you’ve got an aging physician workforce and you have
these new beneficiaries — these newly insured people — coming through the system,” he said. “There will be strains and there will be physician
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 The DC.
I have a couple of questions for the ATS community:
Do you think doctors will be able to deliver adequate care to a patient based on time constraints, due to the overload of patients they will be
expected to see?
Do you believe you will receive state of the art healthcare under Obama's govt. program?
Do you believe you will be in charge in deciding what procedures, test or surgeries you need or will that be mandated by the govt.?
Finally, do you believe you will receive the medication you may need for a particular illness?
Thanks as always for your time,
edit on 7/10/2012 by paxnatus because: typo