Of the 12,000 respondents, 49 percent said they’d consider leaving medicine. Many said they are overwhelmed with their practices, not because they have too many patients, but because there’s too much red tape generated from insurance companies and government agencies.
One of President-elect Barack Obama’s health care promises is to provide a primary care physician for every American. But some health experts, including Pocinki, are skeptical.
“People who have insurance can’t find a doctor, so suddenly we are going to give insurance to a whole bunch of people who haven’t had it, without increasing the number of physicians?” he says. “It’s going to be a problem.”
So when did they do this survey? Nice time for America to find this out.We have two boys and their Dr. is not taking new patients. Where willall the un-insured find new Dr.’s??
WIll Obama recruit people from medical school and throw them in the front lines?
Will the medical industry have to lower standards & practices?