Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.
The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed
a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the
majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the
legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.
Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will
face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care
law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage.
This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live