Doctors: Obamacare Hurts Medical Care

stethoscopeThis will come as no surprise to those of us who studied the content of Obamacare and continue to fight for its repeal. According to a recently released poll by the Doctor Patient Medical Association, physicians are increasingly convinced that Obama’s attempted to socialist takeover of the medical industry is, in fact, bad for medical care.

Physicians are increasingly pessimistic about the future of medicine, and are now reluctant to advise their own children or grandchildren to pursue a career in the field.

Those are just two of the alarming findings in the new poll of physicians conducted by the Doctor Patient Medical Association (DPMA) by fax from October 13/11 through 10/20/11 to gauge their attitudes toward the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and medical freedom issues.

“We expected some frustration, but the numbers are stunning,” said Kathryn Serkes, President of DPMA. “Doctors are clear that they are reluctant to accept many aspects of the PPACA, and the net result will be fewer doctors at a time that we need more.”

One of most telling results is that less than 20% of doctors polled would advise their child or grandchild to go to medical school. “For many doctors, medicine has been a long-time family tradition. This could be the first generation that breaks that pattern,” said Serkes. “It’s a clear red-flag that we’re in trouble when the people on the frontlines don’t want their own family going into medicine.”

Physicians are also clear that they believe that the PPACA will reduce the quality of care for their patients (78.7%) and that it is the single factor that has made them more pessimistic about the future of medicine (74.8%).

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