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Subject: 6 Out Of 10 doctors Would Retire Date: 10/15/2012 8:29 PM
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Not sure if this is the same survey as was posted a few days ago, but i didn't feel like going back and checking:

http://illinoispolicy.org/blog/blog.asp?ArticleSource=5156

The Physicians Foundation has completed one of the largest and most comprehensive physician surveys ever conducted in the United States. The new survey covers a number of topics, ranging from what they think about ObamaCare to how satisfied they are in their careers, from whether they will continue to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients to what they think about the current state of the medical profession. The whole thing is worth reading, but here are a few highlights:

•A whopping 61 percent of doctors said they would retire today if they had the ability to do so. That's up from 45 percent in 2008.

•More than 68 percent of doctors have a negative view of the current state of the medical profession. Just 3.9 percent have a "very positive" view.

•Nearly three-quarters of all doctors have a pessimistic view of the future of the medical profession. Just 3.1 percent have a "very optimistic" view.

•More than 59 percent of doctors have a more negative view of the medical profession as a result of ObamaCare. Just 18.5 percent of doctors have a more positive view as a result of ObamaCare.

•Nearly 56 percent of doctors believe that more widespread use of health savings accounts will improve quality and reduce costs.

•Nearly 73 percent of doctors believe that less government regulation will improve quality and reduce costs.

•More than 35 percent of doctors have closed their practice to Medicare and/or Medicaid patients. That's up from 24 percent in 2008.
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Obama has gone and done the opposite.
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