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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

65% of Doctors Surveyed Believe Healthcare Bill Bad

Would the Founding Fathers approve of mandating Americans to purchase health insurance? There is much pressure on changing the healthcare bill, however the Tea Party is determined to scrap it:

NEW YORK, NY and DARIEN, CT--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - The newly released 2011 Thomson Reuters - HCPlexus National Physicians Survey (NPS) links doctors' fears that their pay will go down under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Healthcare Reform Act (HCRA), with their concerns that the quality of care will also deteriorate. The study includes responses from 2,958 doctors of varying specialties and practice types, from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

The NPS is the most comprehensive survey of physicians surrounding their thoughts on the future of healthcare, including ideas on the PPACA, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). Lower Pay Means Lower Quality Care. The NPS data show doctors' fear that the quality of care will deteriorate under PPACA and that their reimbursements (pay) will go down as well. When asked about the quality of healthcare in the U.S. over the next five years, 65 percent of the doctors believed it would deteriorate with only 18 percent predicting it would improve. Interestingly, consumer perception is far more optimistic, with close to 30 percent of consumers believing care will improve under PPACA.

1 comment:

DiscerningCitizen said...

Unbelievable and not surprising. Any sane doctor has got to be worried about how the health care bill will affect his practice. More regulation, less pay, yuck.