- The Affordable Care Act gives physicians NO clinical autonomy.
- Keep your politics out of my healthcare.
- Medical decision-making and its funding should in the hands of patients and their physicians.
- Long term relationships with a patient and a doctor they trust will be eradicated.
- The best way to take advantage of ObamaCare: DO NOT GET SICK!
What do the items in the above list have in common? They have happened or are expected to be direct consequences of ObamaCare. What follows is a statistical study involving 600 randomly selected doctors. 360 of the 600 physicians (3/5) are retiring earlier than they would have prior to the ACA or they know another doctor who is doing the same.
In statistics one learns that a population proportion is often well-centered in a bell-shaped (normal) distribution of sample proportions. Now assume that prior to ObamaCare, 50% of all practicing doctors were planning on retiring early.
If one accepts the above assumption then a sample proportion of 60% or 3/5 would happen two in one billion times or 0.000000002 ! Given the rarity of such an extreme observation, one is almost forced to conclude that current government healthcare policy is wiping out the doctor/patient relationship many of so dearly cherish and depend on. Understand that the random sample of 600 doctors participated in the study AFTER the ACA was implemented/enforced.
Below are the details of the study.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act(ObamaCare), it was widely believed that around 50% of physicians would retire earlier than planned, i.e. in the next one to three years.
The 2013 Deloitte Survey of U.S. Physicians, a survey of more than 600 physicians from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, found that “six in 10 physicians said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier than planned in the next one to three years.
Do we have proof that ObamaCare is influencing physicians to retire earlier than they would otherwise? YES