Obamacare causing large numbers of doctors to flee medicine

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Finding out what’s in it: Because of Obamacare doctors are abandoning their practices in alarming numbers according to a new report.

Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner says the exodus is alarming, as evidenced by a Physicians Foundation report showing the number of doctors who say they run an independent practice has dropped from 62 percent in 2008 to 35 percent in 2014. The survey of 20,000 physicians also shows only 17 percent in solo practice. Eighty-one percent of doctors are at full capacity or even overextended. Forty-six percent grade Obamacare as a D or an F. Just 25 percent give the law an A or a B.

For those greatly frustrated by the system, Turner said the government is making their lives miserable. “The doctors cannot navigate this incredible bureaucracy,” she said. “They may see 40 patients during a day, and then they have mountains of paperwork to fill out. If they slip up and say something in carelessness or not understanding the rules and make a mistake, they could be subject to tens of thousands of dollars in fines. They just cannot expose themselves to that kind of jeopardy.”

Hey, not only has Obama contained ISIS and its violent tendencies, he and the Democratic Party have made medicine affordable and a joy for doctors to practice! Let’s all vote for the Democrats again. They care and they are so smart!


  • D.K. Williams

    Yep. My doc through in the towel last December.

  • D.K. Williams

    Sorry, threw.

  • wodun

    The decline of private practice doesn’t necessarily mean doctors are leaving the profession. They are getting gobbled up by larger hospital networks because they don’t want to deal with the business side of things and the business side has been growing increasingly complicated. So they are still working but for someone else.

    Much like with banks and accounting, Obama’s policies have driven out the little independents and concentrated control in large organizations.

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