Just what the doctor ordered

Critics of the Affordable Care Act will tell you that the ACA put the government between you and your doctor.

Well, of course that wasn’t true.

However, since the ACA detractors are so in favor of allowing doctors to do what’s best for their patients, then according to the poll below doctors are prescribing that it is not in the best interest of their patients that the ACA be repealed.


The Hill January 26, 2017

Poll: Just 15 percent of doctors want ObamaCare repealed

By Peter Sullivan

The vast majority of doctors do not want ObamaCare to be repealed, a new survey finds.

Just 15 percent of primary care doctors surveyed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania want the healthcare law to be repealed. Even among doctors who voted for President Trump, less than half — 38 percent — want the law to be repealed.

The survey, the results of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, also finds strong support for several provisions of ObamaCare.

It finds that 95 percent of doctors want coverage for people regardless of pre-existing conditions, 75 percent want subsidies to help people buy insurance and 73 percent favor the law’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility up to 138 percent of the poverty level.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the least support came for the mandate to have insurance, with 50 percent favoring requiring people to pay a penalty if they lack coverage.

“Our study shows that very few primary care physicians support full repeal of the ACA,” the authors write.

“Most support making some changes — but nonetheless support key elements of the law including regulations on insurance companies, allowing young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance, providing subsidies for individuals to buy insurance, and the expansion of state Medicaid programs to those living in or near poverty.”


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