Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear healthcare reform could worsen care for patients, by flooding their offices and hurting income, according to a Thomson Reuters survey released Tuesday.
The survey of more than 2,900 doctors found many predict the legislation will force them to work harder for less money.
“When asked about the quality of healthcare in the U.S. over the next five years, 65 percent of the doctors believed it would deteriorate with only 18 percent predicting it would improve,” Thomson Reuters, parent company of Reuters, said in a statement.
Read the rest here: Survey: US Doctors Fear Healthcare Reform
Of course, the Obama administration is fighting back with a study saying that practically everyone in the United States has a pre-existing condition.
According to a new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services, 50 to 129 million (19 to 50 percent of) non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing health condition. Up to one in five non-elderly Americans with a pre-existing condition – 25 million individuals – is uninsured. Under the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2014, these Americans cannot be denied coverage, be charged significantly higher premiums, be subjected to an extended waiting period, or have their benefits curtailed by insurance companies.
How odd that 85% of people were happy with their health insurance before. It’s amazing anyone had coverage at all.
Suddenly, according to Kathleen Sebelius (one can only hope plastic surgery is covered under ObamaCare. She’ll need her nose cropped since it’s getting as long as Pinocchio’s) 25 million under 65 are uninsured? Surely there are more people over 65 with pre-existing conditions than under.
Where have all these people with pre-existing conditions who couldn’t get health insurance been hiding? After all, ObamaCare was supposed to provide coverage for 30 million uninsured. I believe that number included people who just didn’t carry insurance because they didn’t want it, couldn’t afford it, were in the country illegally, and had pre-existing conditions.By that measure, there were only a few million who couldn’t get insurance due to pre-existing conditions.
You have to wonder where the government gets these numbers. Maybe it just makes them up.