Friday, December 10, 2010

New Poll Confirms IBD's '09 Finding Of Doctor Exodus Under ObamaCare

Four in nine doctors responding to an IBD/TIPP poll sent out in August 2009 said they "would consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if Congress passed what has become known as ObamaCare. That means as many as 360,000 physicians have plans to be doing something other than treating the growing number of patients in this country.

The doctors also told us — 67% to 22%, with 11% not responding — that they expected fewer students to apply for medical school in the future if the plan became law.

Given these views, it's no surprise that 71% were doubtful that the government would be able to cover the 47 million uninsured Americans with better care at lower costs, which ObamaCare supporters have promised.


OC's Note: There's been much talk about Health Care Reform --- and the news still isn't as good as it could be. The results of this poll are disturbing and disappointing. We can do better than this.


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