Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Doctors Saying Obamacare Not Doing Fine

The staffing company Jackson Healthcare is out with a new survey testing physician attitudes towards Obamacare, and the results are not encouraging for the law.  Only 31% of physicians give the law an “A” or “B” grade – and the mean average grade for the law was a “D.”

Other findings from a majority of doctors in the survey:

  • The law will not control costs (70%);
  • The law will not improve the doctor-patient relationship (67%);
  • The law will take away physicians’ control over their practices (66%);
  • The law will not improve health care quality (61%); and
  • Congress should repeal the law and start over (55%).

That last point is perhaps the most salient:  A majority of physicians in this survey believe Obamacare should be repealed, and Congress should start over with step-by-step, common-sense reforms to lower health costs – a sentiment, and an action plan, many Americans fervently hope will come to fruition.