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Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

Posted By admin On July 9, 2012 @ 3:25 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Sally Nelson
Daily Caller [1]
Monday, July 9, 2012

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.

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/09/report-83-percent-of-doctors-have-considered-quitting-over-obamacare/

[2] Survey – 83 percent of US doctors have considered abandoning their practices over Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/survey-83-percent-of-us-doctors-have-considered-abandoning-their-practices-over-obamacare.html

[3] 70% Of Calfornia’s Doctors Expected To Boycott Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/70-of-calfornias-doctors-expected-to-boycott-obamacare.html

[4] Florida doesn’t have enough doctors for Medicaid expansion, lobby group says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/florida-doesnt-have-enough-doctors-for-medicaid-expansion-lobby-group-says.html

[5] U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-faces-shortage-of-doctors.html

[6] Seniors lose insurance and doctors under Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seniors-lose-insurance-and-doctors-under-obamacare.html

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