Skip to comments.45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul
Posted on 09/17/2009 12:34:23 PM PDT by Admiral_Zeon
Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.
The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors' own lobby the powerful American Medical Association both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.
It also calls into question whether an overhaul is even doable; 72% of the doctors polled disagree with the administration's claim that the government can cover 47 million more people with better-quality care at lower cost.
The IBD/TIPP Poll was conducted by mail the past two weeks, with 1,376 practicing physicians chosen randomly throughout the country taking part. Responses are still coming in, and doctors' positions on related topics including the impact of an overhaul on senior care, medical school applications and drug development will be covered later in this series.
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If Barry can force us to have health insurance, he’ll just force people to be doctors.
No sweat, a lot of former ACORN workers are looking for new careers.
They have figured out that their incomes are about to be capped.
Or import them from the middle east like the UK does. Of course, you get the occasionally terror plot, but it would be worth it, so that illegals can get abortions free of charge.
“Why two out of every three doctors in the US recommend ‘NoBama’ health care. Don’t you wish your doctor did?”
All it would take is about half the physicians not coming to work for two weeks in protest, and the Medicare crowd would be hunting down the Democrat politicians with tar and feathers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Well, if that many can afford to quit or retire, maybe Obama is not such a bad guy.
If Barry can force us to have health insurance, hell just force people to be doctors.”
That’s really funny!!!
“Our first black President” is going to make doctors SLAVES ????
My doctor has already told me if this passes she will be retiring. She’s a wonderful doctor that I’ve been going to for over 15 years. I’d hate to lose her, but totally understand her decision.
“Well, if that many can afford to quit or retire, maybe Obama is not such a bad guy”
That is so wrong on so many counts , I just don’t know where to start.
I’m waiting until the Obama administration does the same for the legal profession. Universal access to law firms at little to no cost to the taxpayer. Everyone will have a lawyer they can call or visit as much as they want and it won’t over burden the courts and lawyers will earn more while we all pay little or nothing for their services. Sounds doable, right???
Shall I hold my breath?
Stupid Obama administration!
Bang! You’re retired.
Awkward headline - “enacts” rather than “under” would have been better
I can actually foresee heavy fines and penalties for doctors who close their practices.
Just checked the article - we need the headline fixed
For every one we loose, there are Foreign Doctors willing to fill their shoes.
As if they haven't already!
I don’t even know what that was supposed to mean - doctors are all evil capitalists and DonaldC is quite sure he will never need one?
Why do we need doctors when we are all ‘covered’ ??
Has Obama apologized to those muslim-doctor-student-terrorists yet?
That’s the deal with socialism -
it all comes down to using whips.
This poll is admittedly thin on details. They are still receiving responses apparently, but there’s no margin of error, and no indication how many responses they’ve received.
That said, the sentiments being conveyed do match up with what I’m hearing from friends in the medical profession.
General practitioners are disappearing, and the ones who are still carrying the water have had it with insurance, long hours, and gov’t bureaucracy. Gov’t overhaul will be the final nail in the coffin for most.
45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul
to be exact
This is fear mongering, just like the democrats. Companies all over the country have dropped pay for their employees and you did not see mass quitting, and you won’t see it with doctors either. This is just nuts.
Wow, no sooner said. LOL
Was just at the doctor today actually. The Nurse Practitioner looked absolutely THRILLED (/sarc) to hear about ObamaCare. “Welcome to UK Medicine.” & “How’d you like to wait for a year for this appointment instead of 6 hours?” were a couple of comments she made.
That's when people who claim healthcare is a right are going to find out just how wrong they are.
No problem. If there’s a physician work stoppage, have some of Holder’s goons take the doctors’ loved ones hostage and for each week he stays off the job deliver him a pound of flesh or a fingertip. Crisis solved.
Companies may have dropped pay, but it wasn’t accompanied by forcing them into 12-hour workdays, either.
You have no appreciation of how infuriating it is for practitioners to try and get MediCare reimbursement as the system is right now. They know what it’s going to be like if the gov’t takes over the whole enchilada.
Admittedly, some of this is an emotional response, and certainly much less than 45% would kit. That said, get ready for a medical profession filled with tired, demoralized, and bankrupt doctors.
Now that would be real measurable change. Once alive, then dead because of the lack of medical care. Now that’s some real change.
He'll put their loved ones in the "FastTrack" tranche of end-of-life counseling.
I know two of them.
Barry doesn’t believe that most of us need doctors.
Hire a few nurses/nurse practicioners* with PHD’s and no real clinical experienc, PT’s with PHD’s* with no real clinical experience, Phamd’s* who pretend to be doctors..
Then hire millions of SEIU thugs to carry out the orders of the above and there is little need for doctors let alone new doctors.
*These people have worked in admin jobs most if not all of their lives. They write and publish cookbooks/textbooks on how to diagnosis what a patient has and how to treat their pre arrived diagnosis. They write the boiler plates re how to handle patients without doctors and medical professionals using SEIU personnel.
For your information, our incomes are already capped.
Mine is moving to Costa Rica.
If half of those 45% quit, we are all screwed. Even worse than we originally would be screwed. Which is a lot.
Most will stay on and become embittered, ineffective, demoralized, and health liabilities of their own.
Then they’ll look at all of the personal liabilities you’ve outlined, and realize that a bankruptcy filing is the first step in getting back some quality to their life - and I don’t mean material quality.
As the near and dear of several physicians, I know. But I think you get my meaning.
If there is no incentive, ie $$$, to perform extra cases, to shove in an elective surgery late at night, etc,
there will be an affect of a longer wait for services, and cost-cutting such as less doctor coverage. Its slim right now, instead of having 1 doctor covering a hospital at night, there will be 1 doctor covering several hospitals at night. There will be mergers, etc. of medical services. Plenty of layoffs of non-doctors. Plenty of work for lawyers. More administration. Jobs will be destroyed, jobs will be created.
Net effect - good for big business - not good for the average Joe.
I know a couple of GP’s who are already thinking about taking advantage of teaching positions to beat the rush out the door.