Nearly half of America’s doctors will quit under Obamacare
This startling figure from Investors Business Daily. Chart after the fold:
James Joyner notes:
I consider these numbers about as valid as those in the recent commuting pain survey claiming most people would pay $20 per 15 minutes saved on their commute. In reality, few of the doctors that are truly outraged at the proposed changes can either afford to give up their practices or would rather be doing something else. Further, this is a mail survey, so the results are particularly skewed because it’s essentially a self-selected sample.
My guess is that the 2/3 who oppose “the” plan is about right, despite the fact that there isn’t yet a single plan to oppose. Moreover, I’m actually surprised that they found 25% who believed “government can cover 47 million more people and it will cost less money and the quality of care will be better.” Granted, it’s a ridiculously written triple-barreled question with no research validity whatsoever. But anyone who’s not only schooled in how medical care works but did well enough in advanced math to get into medical school should know better.
See Also: Nate Silver