The National College of Physicians (NCP) was founded in May, 2004. As of February 2011, we had over 74,000 members and 344,000 physicians subscribing to our Journals.
A Recent Survey of over 2,000 Physicians by the Physicans Foundation reported that:
67% of physicians said their initial reaction to the passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was either "somewhat negative" or "very negative".
With serveral months to consider the content and direction of the new law, 39% physicians said they are now more negative about health refore than when it initially passed, compared to only 10% who are more positive about the law than when it initially passed.
40% of physicians said they would drop out of health care in the next one to three years, either by retiring, seeking a non-clinical job within healthcare, or by seeking a non-healthcare related job.
The majority of physicians (60%) said health care reform would compell them to close or significantly restrict their practices to certain categories of patients. Of these, 93% said they would close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicaid patients, while 87% said they would close or significantly restrict their practices to Medicare patients.
The greatest majority of physicians surveyed (86%) believe the viewpoint that physicians were not adequately represented to policy makers during the run-up to passage of health reform.
The world is changing quickly. We, as physicians, can change with it. Or we can choose to change it. The choice is ours.
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