HI! With the heart of Obama’s health care reform ruled as constitutional just now, I was curious how you think this will affect doctors?
Oh joy a question about politics I cannot contain my excitement.
(Nothing personal! I just hate politics. So this reply will be short.)
First, let’s get the term straight: The Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care) is not healthcare reform, it’s healthcare insurance reform. And you can (attempt to) fix the insurance system all you want, but until you fix the healthcare system itself, costs will continue to skyrocket and reimbursement will not be able to keep up.
Second: read this prior post where I discuss my main objections to the ACA, plus what I think would really need to change in the US healthcare system for actual healthcare reform.
Lastly: read the reblogged posts under my Obama Care tag, particularly the excellent posts by WayfaringMD and Jay Parkinson, for more MD perspectives on the issue.