Doctors as Divided as Patients Over Supreme Court ACA Decision
Do doctors feel the same way as their patients? Medscape/WebMD asked. More than 3,000 doctors responded.
The result: As did patients, doctors split right down the middle. Just over 49% approved of the Supreme Court's decision on the ACA. Just under 49% disapproved.
Even so, only 1 in 5 doctors believed the decision would lead to improved patient care. The rest said they didn't know or that it didn't apply to them.
Primary care doctors were most opposed to the decision, with 55.5% disapproving and 41.1% approving. Internists were the most in favor, with about 60% approving and 37.7% disapproving.
Some 34% of doctors would prefer a single-payer system. More than 25% of doctors said the health system could be improved by making it more market driven, and 24% of doctors think government should completely stay out of health care.