83% of Doctors have considered quitting because of Obamacare

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…and who can blame them? It’s a complete disaster.

From the DC:

Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.

Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.

By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller.

“One of our primary concerns is that you’ve got an aging physician workforce and you have these new beneficiaries — these newly insured people — coming through the system,” he said. “There will be strains and there will be physician shortages.”

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The survey can be found here.

I think that there are more obvious reasons for Doctors to hate Obamacare that aren’t mentioned in this article. Not only will there be yet another layer of bureaucracy between the patient and doctor, if the federal government begins controlling costs, the wages of doctors will necessarily go down. Suddenly, becoming a doctor will not seem so appealing to the brightest and best among us. Consequently, just like any other good or service, the quality of medical care will go down because of it. There’s no way around it. We must repeal Obamacare. Not just parts of it, all of it.