Article in MedPage Today reports on a new physician survey:
Published: April 12, 2012
Nearly 60% of physicians ages 40 and younger don’t hold out much hope for American healthcare, according to results of an online survey released by the Physicians’ Foundation.
Among the 500 respondents, nearly a third (31%) said they were “highly pessimistic” about the future of the U.S. healthcare system. Another 26% characterized themselves as “somewhat” pessimistic…About a third of those who were pessimistic (34%) specifically cited the “new healthcare law/regulations” as the reason. But that proportion would come closer to half if those who provided responses such as “system is a mess,” “distrust of government,” “government intervention,” and “Medicare is a mess and will only get worse” are added in.