The Effect of ObamaCare on Doctor’s Retirement Plans

  • 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



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  1. Here are some breakpoints for obamacare: The federal government will help pay the premiums for anyone making up to $46,000 for an individual, as much as $94,000 for a family of four. So if you want government handout for healthcare, be sure and make less than 46k.

  2. I voted for Obama but my 45 hour a week job just got cut to 29 because of him!! The new provision in his health care law that requires employers to offer coverage to employees who work 30 hours or more per week is preventing me from caring for my kids! I am losing 5 hours of sweet overtime pay because of his half baked ideas.

    1. Phil Pantuso of Roswell,NM is justifiably outraged that Obama lied to the American public when he promised the ACA would NOT cancel existing health care insurance. Not speaking the truth is the norm in politics. Say what you have to say to get elected is the strategy and there will be many gullible citizens who will believe you and vote for you. At least he and his wife Marjorie got what the wanted with arms control legislation.

      1. Dear Phil,

        Did you see the TV advertisement which THREATENS New Mexico residents with fine of $2000 for a family of four if they don’t purchase healthcare. Thank God trump was elected to HALT this illegal BS started by Hillary Clintons corrupt going down the tubes Party

  3. Trump administration’s decision to end tax payer funded government payments to insurers meant to help low-income people afford their insurance has FINALLY happened.

    Nicholas Bagley, a law school school prof in Michigan, predictably attacked the decision to have government STOP paying health insurance for people who never learned to take care of themselves. Nick taught my child reading at middle school in Central Bronx NY. He was a little full of himself then and I knew he would not stay long. He did a decent job of helping my Asperger boy learn to read and write.

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