Obamacare and Your Doctor

Obamacare and Your Doctor October 7, 2014

Why do doctors not care for Obamacare? Sean Williams:

According to a report released last month by the Physicians Foundation, which surveyed more than 20,000 physicians and is released every other year, just 25% of those surveyed would give the ACA an A or B grade, while 46% would give Obamacare a grade of D or F. But, when push comes to shove, it really doesn’t matter whether or not physicians like or dislike Obamacare, because it remains the law of the land one way or another.

However, what does matter, and what was the front and center findings from the Physician Foundation’s study, is that 81% of physicians described themselves as either overextended or at full capacity with regard to treating patients. This figure is up notably from 75% in 2012, and it demonstrates why physicians as a whole really aren’t fans of Obamacare adding even more patients to their plate.

Furthermore, 44% of physicians noted that they planned to take one or more steps to reduce patient access to their services. Some of the methods they may employ include closing their practice to new members, working part-time, simply cutting back on the number of patients seen on a daily basis, or perhaps even retiring early. In fact, 39% of physicians surveyed indicated their intent to accelerate their retirement plans so they could retire early….

[summary]

1. The numbers who have enrolled and who will enroll.

2. The numbers who are now beginning to retire who will tax medical care.

3. Job growth among doctors holds at 1.1%, which puts even more burden on the doctors.

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