Survey: N.Y. Doctors Adamantly Oppose ObamaCare

By:  Raven Clabough
10/30/2013
       
Survey: N.Y. Doctors Adamantly Oppose ObamaCare

A recent survey of New York doctors reveals that they are adamantly opposed to the president's signature healthcare law, and some are simply refusing to participate in ObamaCare.

The New York Post reports, “A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation’s new healthcare plan.”

An additional 33 percent stated that they are unsure whether they will become ObamaCare providers.

Just 23 percent of the 409 doctors surveyed indicated they would be taking patients who have signed up through the ObamaCare health exchanges.

“This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate,” observed Dr. Sam Unterricht, president of the 29,000-member New York Medical Society. “There’s a lot of resistance. Doctors don’t know what they’re going to get paid.”

Three out of four doctors stated that they are being forced to participate because of existing contractual obligations with an insurer, while only one in four of them “affirmatively” chose to sign up for the exchanges.

Approximately 77 percent of those surveyed stated that they were not provided a fee schedule that explains how much they will be paid if they sign up.

According to the New York Post, the doctors were more than happy to participate in the survey which allowed them to vent their anger about the new law.

“ObamaCare wants to start right away, but who see all these new patients???? Not me,” e-mailed one doctor. Another said, “I plan to retire if this disaster is implemented. This is a train wreck.” A third responded, “I refuse to participate in the exchange plans! I am completely opposed to this new law.”

One doctor seized upon a well known mantra: “The solution is simple: Just say no.”

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