Most doctors in the United States believe their profession's future may be in jeopardy as it loses clinical autonomy and compensation through Obamacare and other medical programs, according to a recent study.
Sixty percent of the doctors responding to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey are likely to will retire sooner than planned in the next one to three years, irrespective of age, gender or medical specialty.
Nearly three-quarters of physicians think the nation's best and brightest students will not consider a career in Medicine, according to the survey.
"Health insurance exchanges are unlikely to be ready for enrollment by the 2013 deadline," the survey said. "Physicians are likely to increasingly compete with mid-level professionals in primary care, and Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements may be problematic, prompting many physicians to limit or close their practices to these enrollees."