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    Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Physician Survey: Health Reform?s Potential Impact on Physician Supply and Quality of Medical Care

    Key Findings from The Medicus Firm Survey

    Physician Support of Health Reform in General
    • 62.7% of physicians feel that health reform is needed but should be implemented in a more targeted, gradual way, as opposed to the sweeping overhaul that is in legislation.
    • 28.7% of physicians are in favor of a public option.
    • 3.6% of physicians prefer the “status quo” and feel that the U.S. health care system is best “as is.

    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.
    • 25% of physicians would recommend medicine as a career regardless of health reform.
    • 12% would not recommend medicine as a career now but feel that they would recommend it as a career if health reform passes
    This deserves to be in Breaking News in my opinion because it is obviously topical, the results are startling, and the New England Journal of Medicine isn't exactly a politically-charged blog site. There are many references to this article today, but I thought it best to post the survey itself.

    Will your personal doctor give up his/her practice if Obamacare passes?

    Obama is sickening. He pulls a bunch of white coats up on stage as if the medical community is completely "behind him" on this. Obviously, they are not.

    America, this is what the radical left looks like. Like much?

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Idle threats from all but the ones who should have retired already or fleeced the public enough to be able to afford to retire.....

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Idle threats from all but the ones who should have retired already or fleeced the public enough to be able to afford to retire.....
    Yeah, let's beat up doctors for what they make, make it harder for them to collect fees due from the goverment (Medicare is a nightmare for them), then hope they'll work extra hard in med school and be even more caring when we're facing colon cancer.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    HA! And most doctors say they are their because they enjoy to help people

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Idle threats from all but the ones who should have retired already or fleeced the public enough to be able to afford to retire.....

    Indeed. In any case, the vast majority of what they do is referrals, anyway, and nurses can do 95% of what 'primary care' general practitioners do in their offices, anyway.

    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.
    Yeah right. And where are they going to go?

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, let's beat up doctors for what they make, make it harder for them to collect fees due from the goverment (Medicare is a nightmare for them), then hope they'll work extra hard in med school and be even more caring when we're facing colon cancer.
    Well one of the major problems is the American Doctors Association/American Medical Association(I don't know which one it is) that makes sure not enough students get into med-school. That way their will always be a shortage of Doctors and that way the Docs that do get in would be most unwilling to go out of their way to help people because their really isn't much of a competition from other docs. And then add the shortage of specialists. Well you get my drift?

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, let's beat up doctors for what they make, make it harder for them to collect fees due from the goverment (Medicare is a nightmare for them),
    It's only a 'nightmare' for those who cheat and screw over Medicare, so who cares? MD's didn't used to get rich until Medicare came along, and now that it's finally cracking down, the so-called 'conservatives' are sniveling and crying about it. Typical cognitive dissonance, on the part of The People Who Brought You George W. Bush And His Record Deficits'.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Picaro View Post
    It's only a 'nightmare' for those who cheat and screw over Medicare, so who cares? MD's didn't used to get rich until Medicare came along, and now that it's finally cracking down, the so-called 'conservatives' are sniveling and crying about it. Typical cognitive dissonance, on the part of The People Who Brought You George W. Bush And His Record Deficits'.
    Pathetic. LOL

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Well one of the major problems is the American Doctors Association/American Medical Association(I don't know which one it is) that makes sure not enough students get into med-school. That way their will always be a shortage of Doctors and that way the Docs that do get in would be most unwilling to go out of their way to help people because their really isn't much of a competition from other docs. And then add the shortage of specialists. Well you get my drift?
    Yes, and they also drag their feet on jerking the licenses of the 5% of the hack physicians who are responsible for most of the malpractice suits won, too.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Picaro View Post

    Yeah right. And where are they going to go?
    Yeah, that's the attitude we want doctors to have.

    Dude, why do you have doctors so much? Get kicked out of med school or something?

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