Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MK in The Weekly Standard

Survey: 46% of Primary Care Physicians Say Health Reform Will Make Them Leave Medicine

BY Mary Katharine Ham (#1 hottest conservative Lady)

This comes from the New England Journal of Medicine, writing about the Medicus Firm Physician Survey. Here are a few highlights:

62.7% of physicians feel that health reform is needed but should be implemented in a more targeted, gradual way, as opposed to the sweeping overhaul that is in legislation.

Obstructionists!

46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.

And, since the public option is being bandied about once again, perhaps as part of reconciliation:
72% of physicians feel that a public option would have a negative impact on physician supply, with 45% feeling it will “decline or worsen dramatically” and 27% predicting it will “decline or worsen somewhat.

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