Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh, My: Survey Says -- 75% of Doctors to Drop Medicare

I'll be interested in seeing how President Axelrod spins this news.

The Doctor Patient Medical Association just completed a survey on doctors’ attitudes about the future of American medicine. The key findings included:

• 90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
• 83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
• 61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
• 85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
• 65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
• 72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
• 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
• 74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely

...This, to me, is one of the most infuriating things about ObamaCare — health care is not a human right. As much as I would love it if health care existed in a vacuum, it doesn’t. Health care is the product of people’s labor, and therefore nobody is entitled to it.

The operating term is tyranny. If someone can compel you -- through force of law -- to give them your labor, then you are not a free man (or woman).

The American Revolution was fought over less.


Doom said...

I have some suspicion that the idea that doctors would leave the practice was part of the solution set with Zerocare. People honestly believe that Democrats (and liberals in general) create unintended consequences, when things go to hell fast. That is not the case at all. I give Dems credit that they actually do know, and intend. The worse it gets the more the demand by sheeple for help! Help! My mother is dying, there are no doctors, help! Yeah, no... That is a created disaster, one with a specific goal in mind.

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steve_in_ct said...

I suspect that there ismore to this than the numbers . . . Most small providers are getting squeezed out by requirements (Electronic Health Records is one) for continued, profitable operation under Medicare, and so they are joining larger practices, or hospital-based practices. Actually, Medicare seems to pay fairly for many practices, but Medicaid, the state-run version, does not. In my blue state of CT, I know very few people who will take new patients under Medicaid; they don't pay their bills, and they come back 6 months later to try and catch you with an un-dotted 'i', so they can take back what little they did give you.