Family Research Council

ObamaCare Makes Docs Ill at Ease


By Tony Perkins
January 03, 2014

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The weather may be chilly, but it's nothing compared to people's reactions to ObamaCare. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. This winter, the only thing falling faster than the temperature is the number of ObamaCare supporters. And, making matters worse, the policy's biggest critics are the ones most crucial to it: the medical community. In California, as many as 70% of the state's doctors are refusing to participate in the health care exchange. And who can blame them? Their practices stand to lose thousands of dollars under the government's skimpy reimbursement rates. "In other states," says the Washington Examiner, "doctors receive between $500 and $700 to perform a tonsillectomy. Under the [ObamaCare exchange], they'd get $160." One White House aide got defensive. "The President never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor you want." If you thought the system was a disaster before, just wait. If you're wondering what's worse than the ObamaCare website, try a health network without doctors!

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