Why is everyone acting like the recent poll is news!? Fox News and Huff Post reported that the majority of physicians in the US oppose Obamacare. Folks, this isn't news. Doctors opposed Obamacare before it was rammed down our throats against our will.
The public continues to favor repeal of this disastrous law. (Oct 1, 2012, 52% of likely voters favor repeal of Obamacare)
Quotes from Fox News: "A new on-line survey by the non-profit The Physicians Foundation, one of the largest doctors surveys ever performed, confirms that over two thirds of physicians are pessimistic about the future of medicine, over 84 percent feel that our profession is in decline, and a majority would not recommend it as a career for their children. (The survey was sent to over 600,000 doctors and over 14,000 responded)."
Huff Post: "In fact, 15 percent of survey respondents said they’ll be switching to the Republican camp this election, with most citing the Affordable Care Act as the reason." I say, Welcome to the Republican Party! Another quote from the article: "The majority of the 3,660 doctors polled in the survey said they also are in favor of repealing and replacing Obama’s signature piece of legislation because it failed to address tort reform, an issue relating regulations surrounding malpractice lawsuits."
March 2012: Doctor's Fear Side Effects of Obamacare "The survey was conducted to unveil physicians’ concerns about health care reform. The Doctors Company, which is the largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the nation, received more than 5,000 surveys, including all specialties and every region in the country. The results weren’t good for the President’s signature piece of legislation."
Huff and Fox News report on different surveys. None of this is news. Going all the way back before Obamacare was passed, a majority of doctors and Americans opposed the passage of this law. Here are various links-- some from as far back as 2009.
2009: How Obamacare will affect your doctor A great article that sums it up.
2009: 65% of Doctors Say No to Obamacare! 45% say they will quit!
2010 "The Physicians Foundation asked 2,400 doctors and American Medical Association members what they thought of the new law; a full 67 percent were against it." Doctors Hate Obamacare
Jan 2012: Majority of Doctors Oppose Obamacare
2009: Obama's Doctor Opposes Obamacare
2009: Poll Disputes Media Claim that most doctors support Obamacare
2009: Editorial Written by a Doctor: Most Physicians Oppose Obamacare Even the Gay Patriots wrote about it here.
2010: Doctor's Protest Obamacare
2010: Senate Doctors Speak Out Against Obamacare
2010: Only 13% of Physicians agree with the AMA on Obamacare
2011 Poll: Doctors Say Obamacare Hurts Medical Care
Former Democrat Senator regrets his Obamacare vote.
2011: Doctors and AMA split on Obamacare
Doctor Speaks out About the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare
2011: 94 % House Doctors Voted for Repeal : "Why would doctors oppose Obamacare? Perhaps it's because, as the recently released National Physicians Survey of nearly 3,000 doctors showed, by a margin of well over 3 to 1, doctors think that during the next five years (in thewake of ObamaCare's passage), the quality of American health care will "deteriorate" (65 percent) rather than "improve" (18 percent). Perhaps it’s because more than 9 out of 10 doctors in that same survey expect Obamacare's "impact" on doctors to be "negative" (78 percent), rather than "positive" (8 percent). Perhaps it's because, due to what appears to be naked political favoritism"
APS Letter to HHS
Doctor explains why care under Obamacare will not be affordable
Doctors submit testimony to Congress on their opposition to Obamacare
Doctors report on flaw in Medical Reporting system in Obamacare
Survey: Doctors Choose Romney over Obama
83% of Doctors have considered quitting because of Obamacare
Why your doctor may decide this election
Obamacare Comes In, Doctors Go Out
Impact of Obamacare, facts, stats and charts
Beck Hosts Doctors Who Have Considered Quitting Due to Obamacare
2011: Doctors Say Obamacare Not the answer
June 2012: Doctors oppose Obamacare According to a new survey
"70 percent said ACA would not stem rising healthcare costs
67 percent said ACA would not improve the doctor-patient relationship
66 percent said ACA would give physicians less control over their practice decisions
61 percent said ACA would not improve the quality of healthcare
55 percent said Congress should scrap ACA and start over"