The magazine Medical Economics recently graded Obamacare and here is how they did it:
Our editorial staff, with the assistance of our physician advisers, selected eight provisions and consequences (both intentional and unintentional) stemming from the law. Policy analysts provided their thoughts on how Obamacare has shaped the last six years. Then we asked physicians from our editorial advisory board, our 200-member Reader Reactor Panel (comprised of physician readers nationwide who help direct our content), and our e-newsletter subscribers to grade the various elements based on their own experiences. Each physician ranked each element in terms of how it assisted their day-to-day work as physicians on a score from 0 (not at all) to 10 (extremely helpful). The average of all respondents was used to derive the letter grade. Physicians also offered short justifications for their ranking.
- Medicare bonus for primary care services = F
- Medicare – Medicaid parity = F
- Increased coverage through healthcare insurance exchanges = F
- Narrow networks = F
- Accountable care organizations = F
- Outcomes based reimbursement = F
- Physician ratings through the Physician Compare website = F
- Expansion of health IT = F
But wait, President Obama says it has been a great thing. I am confused?
Fellow physicians, put your money where your mouth is. Without being too political, as I am no Trump fan, but do you really think Hillary will make this travesty better?Tweet