Physicians’ Participation in Obamacare Plummets 20 Percent

by Brittany M. Hughes | MRCtv.org  |  published on October 31, 2016

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The number of physicians who say they’re accepting health insurance plans offered on Obamacare’s federal and state marketplaces has plummeted nearly 20 percentage points, creating yet another crack in the president’s rapidly buckling health care law.

According to a recent survey by SERMO, a social network for physicians, about 57 percent of doctors said they won’t be taking new patients insured by the plans next year. That’s down about four percentage points from last year, when 61 percent of physicians said the same, Forbes reported Monday.

But a similar survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association back in 2014 showed that at the time, 76.5 percent of physicians said their practice were accepting insurance plans offered on the state and federal marketplaces.

Based on these two surveys and a little basic math, we find the number of physicians accepting ACA plans has fallen an astounding 19.5 percentage points heading into Obamacare’s fourth enrollment period – a pretty remarkable decline, considering it’s been just three years since the exchanges were first opened.

Nancy Pelosi’s repeated assurances notwithstanding, the shine has clearly worn off the president’s “affordable” health care law for insurance companies as well, who’ve been bailing out of the program in droves for more than a year thanks to plummeting profits. Thanks to this massive scaling-back, many customers who purchase plans through the federal and state exchanges will be left with only one insurer to choose from.

  • Front Sight

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  • justinwachin

    I’m not surprised to see physicians pull out of Obamacare. It is likely these plans are expecting to pay the same amount for services that Medicare pays. On many services Medicare pays only a fraction of what would be charged other patients.

    It may come as news to the president, but medical equipment isn’t free and doctors have to pay their employees and pay off their student loans from medical school. While doctors may be able to survive on charging seniors $10 for an X-ray, someone has to pay enough to pay for the equipment and the technician’s salary.

    The Affordable Care Act is a great example of what you get when you have a bunch of idiot politicians trying to run something they know absolutely nothing about. President Obama and the Democrats who voted for the Affordable Care Act are all certified terminally stupid.

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  • MoonBeamWatcher

    If politicions will admit 20%
    I’M FORCED TO ASK WHAT DO I MULTIPY
    THAT BY FOR THE REAL NUMBERS????? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/abce70ff62368784cdb7e5a51c4a6de4e00bcbf36497cf146759dcf27bb23714.jpg

  • Dan

    “If you want to keep your doctor, you can keep your doctor” so said the thin man from Honolulu……

  • Karll

    I guess barry will have to Executive Order those physicians to
    accept 0care, then.

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