Before Congress runs off and adopts Barack Obama’s bizarre health care reform plan, perhaps they should ask doctors what they think. A stunning new poll has revealed that approximately 2 out of every 3 American doctors oppose Barack Obama’s health care reform plan, and 45 percent of them would consider shutting down their practices or retiring if Obama’s plan is ultimately adopted.
Just exactly HOW is Obamacare supposed to work without any doctors?
A new IBD/TIPP poll of American doctors is putting an entirely new spin on the health care debate. Most people realize that there are way too few doctors to begin with, and if hundreds of thousands of them suddenly left the profession, what would that do to the state of health care in the United States?
This data flies in the face of bizarre claims by the White House that the majority of the medical profession is behind Obama’s plan.
The reality is that the medical profession is disgusted by the prospect of Obamacare.
The scientific IBD/TIPP poll sampled 1,376 practicing physicians chosen at random throughout the United States. If the poll numbers are accurate, then the implications are staggering.
Currently, there are about 800,000 doctors practicing medicine in the United States. If 45 percent of them DID retire or quit when Obamacare is implemented, that would mean that 360,000 doctors would suddenly leave the health care system.
That would be a medical disaster of unprecedented magnitude.
So why are the doctors so upset?
Well, according to the poll, increased mandates, lower pay and less freedom to practice are some of the greatest concerns.
Doctors don’t want the government to tell them how to practice medicine.
Doctors don’t want the government to limit them and their patients to treatment options that are “efficient” and “cost effective”.
Doctors don’t want to work more hours seeing more patients for lower pay.
Doctors don’t want the government to tell them who they are going to see and how much they are going to get paid for seeing them.
Doctors don’t want computerized systems that tell them what drugs and treatments the government thinks are “appropriate” for their patients.
Doctors don’t want layer after bureaucratic layer of government officials enforcing new rules, watching everything that they do, and burdening them with mountains of paperwork.
If Obama is under some delusion that America’s doctors are going to put up with all of this nonsense, then he is in for a rude awakening.
The truth is that Obamacare would be an absolute disaster that the American medical system may never recover from. Perhaps all of us should listen to what the doctors are saying before a mistake is made that all of us will regret.