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Two-Thirds Of Practicing Physicians Say Senior Care To Suffer Under Gov’t Plan

IBDEditorials series, "Critical Condition", today focuses on the effects proposed health care reforms will have on seniors. Will the quality of care for seniors improve under health care reform currently being considered by Congress?  A recent IBD/TIPP Poll shows that a majority of physicians think the answer is no…   …"I'm not surprised by the results," said Dr. Alieta Eck,…

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Pro-Reform Doctors Detest Status Quo And Especially Role Played By Insurers

Today's installment of IBDEditorials' series, "Critcal Condition", provides an opportunity for pro reform physicians to make their case for health care reform. An IBD/TIPP Poll released earlier this week showed overwhelming opposition among physicians to proposed health care reforms. But that doesn’t mean no doctors support them… …Those in our poll who expressed support for proposed health care reforms cited…

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Grim Prognosis From Doctors Opposed To Health Care Plan

Today's second part of IBD Editorials' series, "Critical Condition", deals with the concerns expressed by doctors over the proposed health care reform bill being proposed by Congress and the White House.  IBD Editorials 9/17/2009   Doctor opposition to health care overhaul proposals is broad and deep, revealing concerns not just about soaring costs, declining care, possible rationing and a…

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45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Obamacare

 IBDEditorials 9/15/2009 “Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found. “The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors' own lobby — the powerful…

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