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Shocking Doctor Poll

What?! You mean doctors don't want to be serfs to the state? Even for Obama?

Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.
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5 comments:

Sarah said...

No surprise there! I have a cousin who's an anesthesiologist who refuses to work on abortions. What do you think will happen to his right to conscientious objection after ObamaCare gets rammed through?

If people are at all claiming that doctors are against the government health plan SOLELY for the potential reduction in salary they aren't seeing deeply enough into this issue.

maureen said...

Many doctors do not belong to the AMA because they don't feel it represents their interests. So this is no surprise to me. In my own unscientific poll of all my doctors, dentists, nurses, etc, only one wanted the public option telling me Taiwan had a good system.

Craig said...

Not so shocking since an IBD poll conducted last year showing McCain winning the youth vote 74-22.

Also, this poll was conducted by mail. Which means 45% of however many "doctors" bothered to respond are supposedly going to go Galt on this.

Craig said...

If you're interested in a real poll, check out this link:

http://www.rwjf.org/healthreform/quality/product.jsp?id=48408

"In every region of the country, a majority of physicians supported a combination of public and private options, as did physicians who identified themselves as primary care providers, surgeons, or other medical subspecialists. Among those who identified themselves as members of the American Medical Association, 62.2 percent favored both the public and private options."

michigantrooper said...

"Among those who identified themselves as members of the American Medical Association, 62.2 percent favored both the public and private options."

Bad sample groups = bad statistics.

Only 17% of doctors currently belong to the American Medical Association.


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