NY Doctors ‘Treating Obamacare Like The Plague’


According to a new survey, New York doctors are not big fans of Obamacare. According to the New York Post, they’re “treating it like the plague.” Imagine what doctors in more conservative states are thinking.

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.

Read the whole thing, the article also includes comments by some of the doctors surveyed. One said he’s considering opting out of all insurance thanks to Obamacare. I wonder how many more will do that. So much for the promise that you can keep your doctor.