On Tuesday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn invited a panel of doctor's on to discuss the impact of Obamacare on their practice and personal healthcare. Will you be able to receive the same quality of care you were getting before Obamacare? And will your doctors be penalized for not going along with new government regulations? Glenn encouraged viewers to watch the segment above and share it with their own doctors.
The panel was prompted by a new study by the Doctor Patient Medical Association that found 83% of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The Daily Caller reported:
The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court.
Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The new health care law increases demand for physicians by expanding insurance coverage. This change will exacerbate the current shortage as more Americans live past 65.
By 2025 the shortage will balloon to over 130,000, Len Marquez, the director of government relations at the American Association of Medical Colleges, told The Daily Caller.