Skip to comments.Poll Find 60% of Physician Leaders Support Supreme Court Decision on ACA
Posted on 07/05/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT by Positive
Of course that is the headline. A look at the facts which generated this headline are somewhat telling.
First this is an unscientific poll generated by sending an email to 9,500 physician leaders who are members of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).
Second,the inquiry drew only 617 responses.
Third, 377 said they supported JR and the Supreme's ruling.
An honest appraisal of the results would indicate that there should be at least four categories of positions, approve, disapprove, unsure and no opinion.
The no opinions have it, 8883 to 388 to 191 to 35. So 94% of these people have no opinion? Yeah Right.
Of course that would mean that 4% approve... Hmmmm.
My point is that this survey conducted by the ACPE is not at all informative it is just manipulated data. But I would bet my bottem dollar that dims will be citing this "poll result."
Finally, keep in mind that the question was about approving of the Supreme Court ruling not about approving of the Act itself and there might be some variance in those numbers too.
One more thing, the article in WSJ Marketwatch has incorrect numbers, http://www.acpe.org/ which ran the survey has the numbers they think they got.
(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...
Doctors are notoriously bad at economics. They should stick to medicine. I wonder how they will like being the equivalent of bureaucrats at the DMV? Morons.
OK....I give up...What is a Physician Leader?
It doesn’t even matter, because I don’t necessarily trust physicians to support what’s good for ME rather than what’s good for THEM.
Follow the money...the grants...the employers (government)...the contracts and so forth. This “poll” is the ussual distortion of reality posed by pinheaded LIB apparatchniks. Good God...why aren’t all these communist enablers in jail? Have they no love of Freedom...have they no integrity?
Should have clarified that. Not all doctors are this way, but the ones who end up at the top of various organizations, such as the AMA, tend to be liberal and clueless on economics. Many docs are furious at the new law and see what it will do to our health care.
There is an organization of docs that is anti-Obamacare
Excellent question, according to the website some of them are Physicians.
I know my doctor is furious over obamacare...
Yes, the Dems will pretend this represents every doctor in the country. Dems lie; it’s what they do best.
From whom? Me? MarketWatch? The ACPE? All of the above?
“Physician Leaders”is a euphemism for “Doctor who doesn’t actually see patients and practice medicine” .....
As other polls have shown 60% of physicians are against it, I must conclude that the majority of physicians are not physician leaders.
Till their reimbursement is slashed in half, they are forced out of accepting Medicaid and Medicare, won’t be able to accept cash (except under the table) and they are driven out of their specialties into retirement.
I’ve been to a conference by the. ACPE ( AmericanCollegeof Physician Executives). These are the clipboard carrying, bean counting drones that make life a misery for the doctors and nurses they “manage”. They don’t actually do any medicine and Obamacare
will be a wonderful opportunity to increase their numbers and power.
The Physician “Leaders” were selected as unbiasedly as the Europeans slected Indian “Chiefs”.
Is this supposed to impress me?
I’m only interested in what ALL practising Doctors believe.
This is as bogus as saying most Cops support gun control because a handfull of politicized Police Chiefs do (There is that word again.)
Executive physicians are the lazy traitors who don't want to work seeing patients and are able, in our increasingly socialized system, to sell out the working doctors by going hard left as administrators for the feds, insurers, hospital systems, pharma, etc.
They are the enemies of real doctors.
Real doctors are furious about this law and the decision.
What is a Physician Leader?
I piqued my own curiosity and did a search to see how many "Physicans" there are in the US...according to the FSMB (Federation of State Medical Boards), whatever club that is, there are slighly over 850,000.
So that entire "Physician Leaders" outfit is comprised of no more than 1.1% of the Docs... which again begs the question: Why does the Wall Street Journal MarketWatch think this is INFORMATION???
This survey is BS
My brother is a Medical Admin consultant for a number of practices in South Florida. None of the doctors he represents wants ObamaCare
And these are not conservative doctors. My brother has to remind me “OK, chill on the Rush conservative talk around Dr so-and-so” when I meet one his clients. These are quite liberal doctors...but know that ObamaCare pretty much kills their businesses
Most Drs. are crap-scared of ObamaCare
Physician leader = insurance, hospital company executives or academics. Insurance and hospital executives are crony capitalists, and academics are Leftist ideologues. These guys are also AMA members.
Don’t worry, the physicians in private practice get economics and business and they absolutely HATE 0-care.
You are absolutely correct. For the most part, you wouldn't want any of these people treating anyone. Medicine is one of those professions (among many I'd bet) in which those doing the work are way too busy to watch their own backs, and thus they are vulnerable to those who don't actually see patients and spend most of their time playing ‘politics’ and accomplishing little.
Physician leader=person who has never practiced medicine...
This survey is BS on methodolgical basis as well.
There could very likely be a response bias. Perhaps all the liberals emailed each other to respond like we Freepers freep a poll.
AHHHHHChhhoooo....sorry, allergen to BS