15% Of Primary Care Doctors Favor Repeal
The post-election survey shows little support among primary care doctors for the Republicans' plans to dismantle the health law, although many physicians want changes in the current law.
Los Angeles Times:
Here's What Primary Care Doctors Really Think About Obamacare
A post-election survey of primary care physicians reveals that majorities of the doctors that first treat most Americans do not support some of the GOP’s most widely circulated plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Conducted in December and January and published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new survey shows that nearly three-quarters of general practitioners favored making changes to the Obama administration’s signature healthcare reform measure. (Healy, 1/25)
The Baltimore Sun:
Survey Finds Few Primary Care Doctors Support Obamacare Repeal
About 95 percent of all respondents said they did not believe insurers should be allowed to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions or charge these patients more; 88 percent supported a provision allowing parents to keep their kids on their plans until age 26; 91 percent supported tax credits for small businesses that offered employees health insurance; 75 percent supported tax subsidies for individuals to buy insurance; 72 percent supported the Medicaid expansion; and 50 percent supported tax penalties for people who don’t buy insurance. (Cohn, 1/25)