The mean average grade the Affordable Care Act received by nearly 2,700 physicians in a recent survey was a "D."
A recent survey from staffing company Jackson Healthcare found that 68% of physicians gave the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a C, D, or F grade, believing that the ACA will neither decrease the cost of healthcare nor improve quality. Despite the goal of the ACA to reduce the cost of healthcare and provide coverage for the uninsured, the majority of physicians are skeptical.
Over 2,600 physicians completed the online survey conducted in May and June 2012. Other findings from the survey include:
70% said ACA would not stem rising healthcare costs.
66% said ACA would give physicians less control over their practice decisions.
61% said ACA would not improve the quality of healthcare.
55% said Congress should scrap ACA and start over.
54% said ACA would increase patients’ access to care.
49% said ACA would give patients less control over their healthcare.
22% said ACA went too far and impedes a physician’s ability to practice medicine.
12% said ACA brought the reform needed in healthcare.
Physician’s Weekly wants to know… do you think the Affordable Care Act will bring improvements to healthcare?