Health Care Changes Will Cause Doctors to Retire Early

  • Topic Info:With the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") changes that were recently implemented, many physicians are losing control of their clinics and practices, as well as parts of their benefits.

    In a survey conducted by a Deloitte research team, six in ten physicians, or 60 percent, said they are planning to retire from the medical field early. The same 60 percent say the medical field is in jeopardy, for it no longer belongs to the experts.

    Physicians fear the medical field will seem more like an assembly line, where time is limited and patients are rushed in and out of the door without the time that's needed in appointments.

    Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), Dr. Jane Orient, MD, explains the Affordable Care Act according to physicians and why some doctors are hesitant about the new changes.
  • Book Title: YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS