New York Doctors Resisting ObamaCare Mess: “I plan to retire if this disaster is implemented. This is a train wreck”

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Unless you live in deep blue New York where  doctors are overwhelmingly avoiding this catastrophic horror show.

New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals.

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 health-care plan.

Another 33 percent say they’re still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.

Only 23 percent of the 409 physicians queried said they’re taking patients who signed up through health exchanges.

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

Three out of four doctors who are participating in the program said they “had to participate” because of existing contractual obligations with an insurer or medical provider, not because they wanted to.

Only one in four “affirmatively” chose to sign up for the exchanges.

Nearly eight in 10 — 77 percent — said they had not been given a fee schedule to show much they’ll get paid if they sign up.

The survey invited doctors to anonymously share opinions about the new health care law, and many took time out of their busy days to vent.

“Obama Care wants to start right away, but who see all these new patients???? Not me,” e-mailed one doc.

Another said, “I plan to retire if this disaster is implemented. This is a train wreck.”

“I refuse to participate in the exchange plans! I am completely opposed to this new law,” said a third respondent.

One doctor recycled the mantra used to attack addictions: “The solution is simple: Just say no.”

Democrats should be very afraid. Actually, they already are. You think this is a mess now? Just wait until it actually goes into effect, if we ever get to that day. Once Obama realizes Democrats will be roadkill next November he may just pull the plug himself out of desperation.

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3 Responses to “New York Doctors Resisting ObamaCare Mess: “I plan to retire if this disaster is implemented. This is a train wreck””

  1. Ragamuffin on 29/29/13 at 10:56 am

    Refusal to accept patients from the exchanges or medicare/medicaid is fine, for now. All it takes is a wave of the executive pen to make that illegal or at least a fine. Doctors are watching carefully, fairly certain that is the next step

  2. Rob in Katy on 29/29/13 at 4:38 pm

    Rag, they don’t have to say that they are not taking any Obamacare patients, just that they are not taking any new patients – I already know several that are saying just that.