Monday, November 4, 2013

Only 23% of Doctors in New York Will Take ObamaCare Patients

A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds:
  • 44% of MDs said they are not participating in ObamaCare
  • 33% say they're still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers
  • 23% of the 409 physicians queried said they're taking patients who signed up through health exchanges
"This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate," said Dr. Sam Unterricht, president of the 29,000-member organization. "There's a lot of resistance. Doctors don't know what they're going to get paid."
  • 75% of doctors who are participating in the program said they "had to participate" because of existing contractual obligations 
  • Only one in four "affirmatively" chose to sign up for the exchanges
  • 77% - said they had not been given a fee schedule to show much they'll get paid if they sign up
The survey invited doctors to anonymously share opinions about the new health care law, and many took time out of their busy days to vent. 

Source: Carl Campanile, "Docs Resisting ObamaCare," New York Post, October 29. 2013.