Negative Effects Of Obamacare

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First introduced in 2009, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known has Obamacare, has been one of the most, if not the most, controversial acts that President Obama has signed into law in his almost 6 years in office. After being signed into law in 2010, it quickly became contested by Republicans and Conservatives worldwide, saying it was unconstitutional. Eventually the law went to the supreme court and, in 2012, “The Supreme Court… upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law.” However, just because the Supreme Court deemed it constitutional, doesn’t mean it’s good for our country. In fact, Obamacare will hurt many parts of the United States economy. Although the PPACA was deemed constitutional, it should …show more content…
One way it will affect healthcare is doctors seeing and taking on patients with Medicare/Medicaid. Because of this difference in pay from Medicare/Medicare patients and those with private insurance, many medical professionals won’t see patients with those insurance plans. One study shows that only 67% of all doctors accept Medicaid, and that only 40% of them will see all patients who seek appointments. Similarly, the American Osteopathic Association reports that 19% of its members don’t take new Medicare patients, while 15% won’t take Medicare patients altogether. In New York, over 1000 physicians have stopped participating in Medicare …show more content…
According to the Doctors Company, who insures the most doctors/physicians in the country, 9 out of 10 doctors would recommend a medical profession. Further, a study by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions shows that 7/10 doctors believe that the smartest people will choose other fields other that the medical ones because of lower doctor’s salaries. With so many new patients coming into the system because of Obamacare, the lack of new doctors will severely hinder the medical field in how patients are cared for. Similarly, the previously mentioned study done by The Doctors Company found that 43% of current doctors are considering retiring 5 years early in direct relation to the PPACA. Not only is this bad because it will mean that there will be fewer doctors in the future, but it also means that doctors who have 10,20,30, or even 40 years’ experience with medicine won’t be available to both provide care, as well as mentor new doctors fresh out of medical

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