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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:48 PM

Comically Awful Survey Says 83 Percent Of Doctors Might Quit Over Obamacare

Did you know that American doctors are so incensed over Obamacare's big-government communist socialism that more than eight in ten are going to quit doctoring? It's true, according to a terribly conducted survey conducted by a shady right-wing group, reported credulously by the Daily Caller, and hyped by Matt Drudge and Fox News.

"Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama's health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association," reported the Daily Caller yesterday. What is the Doctor Patient Medical Association? The Daily Caller didn't seem too interested (beyond calling them "a non-partisan association of doctors and patients" so we'll have to fill in a few gaps.

The Doctor Patient Medical Association's founder, Kathryn Serkes, is a long-time veteran of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a collection of crackpot malcontents that opposes mandatory vaccinations, wrongly believes undocumented immigrants spread leprosy, and dabbled in Vince Foster conspiracy theorism. The group itself is solidly conservative in its politics: it boasts membership in the National Tea Party Federation; describes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as "Destruction Of Our Medicine," or DOOM; and published a sheet of talking points about the health law to help grassroots activists "beat back the White House spin machine!"

How do current changes in the medical system affect your desire to practice medicine?

I'm re-energized - 4.6%

Makes me think about quitting - 82.6%

Unsure/no opinion - 12.8%


So they're just assuming that every respondent, upon reading "current changes in the medical system," thought "Obamacare" and nothing else? Doesn't seem too likely. And when asked to give their opinion on these undefined "changes," they were given three options: super-excited, ready to quit, and "unsure." What if they were just slightly dissatisfied? Or cautiously optimistic? The survey left no room for anyone who didn't hold an extreme position.


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/07/10/comically-awful-survey-says-83-percent-of-docto/187029

Just another day on the trail of GOP distortion. The entire GOP party needs a damn Pinocchio.

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SunsetDreams Jul 2012 OP
mainer Jul 2012 #1
cbayer Jul 2012 #2
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #3
Iggy Jul 2012 #4
Iggy Jul 2012 #4
Blue Owl Jul 2012 #6
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #7
n2doc Jul 2012 #8
progressoid Jul 2012 #9
NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #10
wandy Jul 2012 #11

Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. AAPS is a fake organization devoted to GOP talking points

I've known about this "doctors' group" for years. It's run by a wacko woman from Arizona.

They oppose evidence-based medicine and are never cited in any legitimate medical databases:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_American_Physicians_and_Surgeons

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:52 PM

2. Most people reading this *study* will take it at face value.

That's the problem. I meet people all the time who have the most wildly inaccurate information about the ACA, but the read it on the internet, so it must be true.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

3. Yep, it's like the days when some people thought anything said on TV or

published had to be true. People were ignorant then, and sadly we have a lot of the US that is woefully ignorant.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:58 PM

4. What a Weak Load...

 

these "doctors" are going to go Galt on us, eh?

Good-- and good riddance to bad rubbish. here's what's happening:

India is one of the favorite destinations of the people who want to get cost effective and quality treatment. Medical tourism in India is projected to grow by six times from US $350 million now to an over US $2 billion-industry in 2012. Hence, hospitals in India have a very bright future. India boasts of an array of Indian hospitals, providing world-class healthcare amenities to the people coming from all over the world. You can find several state-of-art multi specialty hospitals in India facilitating medical healthcare at comparatively low cost than other western countries. Private health care in India is comparable to much that is available at the best hospitals in the world and at a far lower cost.


Medical tourism is growing. indian hospitals are starting to expand into places like the Bahamas-- much closer to the US

Watch how these Galt doctors scream when medical tourism really gets going.

http://www.medicaltourism.com/en/news/best-hospitals-and-clinics-in-india-for-quality-conscious-medical-tourism-patients.html

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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

6. Tucker can poll doctors -- but can he doctor polls?

The answer is YES.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:24 PM

7. And a little math just blows it all out of the water.

 

Only 1.6% of the doctors they sent the survey to said they were thinking of quitting.

That's 1.6% of 36,000. There are more than 36,000 doctors operating in the New York City area alone, for scale.

Taken on scale of doctors nationwide, the number becomes 0.07% of doctors are thinking of quitting.

And remember, those 36,000 doctors? Very probably make up people on the mailing list of a far-right think tank group called the Doctor Patient Medical Association...

Add to THOSE facts the goofiness of multiple choice question that have no priority weighting, and... Yeah. Scientology has more science than this survey.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:25 PM

8. The Doctors I know personally are cautiously in favor of ACA

They know the previous situation was not viable long term. And the others around this town are too addicted to fancy houses, cars, vacations, etc., to give up their high paying jobs.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:42 PM

9. **cough cough** Bullshit **cough**

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:44 PM

10. I think we'd be much better off if they did quit.

I would never want a doctor that stupid.

opposes mandatory vaccinations, wrongly believes undocumented immigrants spread leprosy, and dabbled in Vince Foster conspiracy theorism. The group itself is solidly conservative in its politics: it boasts membership in the National Tea Party Federation

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

11. Oh, this has got to be so true. I can see it right now.......

"I'm a doctor, not a socialist Jim"
"I'm going to give up my 145 thousand dollar a year job, put on a pointy hat with tea bags hanging from the corners and go stock shelves at Wallmart"

Right.

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