Survey: Physicians Say Affordable Care Act Will
Spike Costs, Impact Care
Our most recent national survey found that physicians believe Obamacare will increase healthcare costs and reduce access to care. Jackson & Coker conducted this survey in partnership with its parent organization, Jackson Healthcare, to give physicians a voice in the ongoing national dialogue about the ACA.
Key findings from the survey include:
- For patients with health insurance, 80 percent of physicians said they believe those patients will wind up paying higher healthcare costs under the ACA
- Seventy-six percent of physicians said overall healthcare costs would go up due to the new health reform law
- Seventy-three percent of physicians said patients would have less choice in picking their doctor due to Obamacare
- Sixty-six percent of the physicians said they would have to spend more time on administrative duties because of the new law
- Sixty-one percent of physicians said their opinion of the law has changed for the worse
- Sixty percent of physicians said the quality of patient care would be negatively impacted
- When asked how the law would impact their treatment decisions for patients, 57 percent of physicians said the law would have a negative impact
- Fifty-six percent support repealing or defunding the law
- Forty-four percent of the physicians said they would not participate in the Exchange
A total of 3,072 practicing physicians completed the survey on the ACA, which was conducted between Friday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 12. The error range for this survey was +/- 1.8% at the 95% confidence level.
Invitations for the survey were emailed to subsets of a database totaling 277,778 physicians, which included physicians who have been placed by Jackson Healthcare’s staffing companies and those who have not.
Respondents to this survey were self-selected and spanned all 50 states and medical/surgical specialties.
1.800.272.2707 - Jackson & Coker
Locum Tenens | Permanent Placement