Monday, September 28, 2009

What doctors think about health care reform

What do doctors think about proposed health care reform? The voices of physicians in the current debate have been almost exclusively from national physicians’ groups and societies, and little has been known about "the doctor in the trenches" and how they view things. A recent study the The New England Journal of Medicine sheds new light on this issue.

Turns out that a majority of physicians (62.9%) support reform that includes both a public and private plan options. 27.3% support reform offering only private options.


EL said...

This is not exactly related, but you might find this article interesting:

The key takeaway point of the article is that Canada's introduction of universal health care experienced opposition forces similar to those present in the current American debate.

David A. Lynch, M.D. said...

Thanks! I think that most of those opponents have now moved to the US!