Hey, kids! Have you heard the one about the poll that indicates that 65% of doctors are against health care reform, and that 45% of doctors hate it so much that they would totally go Galt, quit the lucrative medical profession altogether, and live off the land like the noble Cherokee? Yeah, well, you can all calm down, because that poll is crazy.
Said findings were commissioned and reported by Investor's Business Daily, which has been responsible for some serious lulus of late. The Awl's Alex Balk points out that the publication's previous contribution to the health care reform debate was to assert that "if Stephen Hawking lived in England, the death panels would have killed him by now."
2 out of 3 huh?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:33 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:13 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
I still think it brings up valid concerns. If we are ALREADY in a Dr shortage, add to that MORE patients, then [even if only a few] Dr's leaving???? Who is going to see the 10's of millions new patient Democrats claim will benefit from a government ran 'public option'?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:29 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:34 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 6:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
The doctors I met in Washington on 9.12 didn't like the plan. There was one guy who is a gastric-endocrinologist who wore a lab coat with "Dr. Ray says no way" on the back. The neurologist that was sitting next to us didn't like it. The speaker who was with the "stopping deaths from infections" group didn't like it. And anon :01 - a 1,345 polled has to be a credible sample. All of the polls used by the WH and polling groups only call about 2,000 people. To be the "10% sample" required by research protocol, they would have to call 200,000 people. It isn't possible. You just can't stand there are people who really don't like this plan or your guy.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:46 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 9:28 PM on Sep. 18, 2009