To get some sense of what the community of American physicians and healthcare providers think of healthcare in the future with the new legislation, Athena Health took a survey of 1,000 physicians. These doctors represented the full gamut of practice sizes, geographical areas and specialties.
When asked ”if more government involvement in healthcare will help”, 54% denied this.
Much more than half of physicians felt that the quality of medicine in the U.S. will deteriorate in the next 5 years with clinical decisions “based more on what payers will cover than what is best for their patients”.
In terms of reimbursement, 92% felt that “getting paid by insurers has become increasingly burdensome and complex” with 83% stating that this is true for Medicaid and 81% say this buy ventolin tablets uk applies to Medicare as well.
This is what the administration may be banking on to lower costs. Yet what will the outcome be?
- Loss of the best minds to business instead of medicine
- Increase cost to patients who want treatment options that really work,not just ones the insurance will cover
- Decrease of private practice due to increasing overhead expense and decrease reimbursement
- The disappearance of private practice, not just the decline