Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

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    What if half of them quit?

    Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

    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.


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    We should increase the funding for educating new doctors. Any republicans want to co-sign that?
     
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    Personally I don't think they will quitt.

    I do think that they will shy away from Medicaid and Medicare. Shit. Who wouldn't?? Way to much paperwork and bs from the Govt. The Govt also shortchanges them on payment.

    If I were a Doctor I'd tell the Govt to kiss my ass. Plenty of patients out there who aren't on Medicaid or Medicare.

    Just sayin.
     
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    Why is the answer, and never the correct answer, is to spend more money we don't already have? Has not the federal government made education too expensive already?
     
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    If you're a senior with this shit, just dont get sick!!!!:D:D:D
     
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    I'm not sure that the federal government has made education too expensive...explain.

    As for the former, we have the money. Perhaps we can stop issuing 85 scholarships to football teams and take, I don't know, 30 of them and make them medical scholarships. Let me guess, thats not the answer either. Having ONLY 50 free-ride football players will somehow lead to the Death of America?
     
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    The "death of America" thing was sarcasm by the way. But seriously, take 35 of these scholarships and make them medical scholarships. Why not?
     
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    Not a very bright or informed post.

    Football scholarships are about the only ones which pay for themselves.

    Then again, as a leftist, you never consider whether or not things are 'paid for.'
     
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    So what do the medicare and medicaid patients do? And what does the doctor do when the federal government orders them to treat them? Right now doctors are able to treat medicaid and medicare patients because private insurance offsets the low payment.
     
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    Yeah, but most of them are on private insurance, which is even worse about paying. They even sometimes DROP patients.

    So, yeah, Medicare is more of a pain in the ass to work with, but you'll get your money.

    Again. Single Payer, we wouldn't have a lot of these problems.
     

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