Thirty percent of physicians graded the Affordable Care Act with an “F,” according to physician recruiting group The Medicus Firm. Physicians told pollers they had seen neither decreased costs nor increased quality of care, and also noted that the efficiency of the healthcare system has yet to improve.
Physicians do feel, however, that reform has increased access to healthcare services, with grades being split between B and C, with F being the third highest grade in the category.
“Since we initially began surveying physicians on this issue in 2009, they have expressed many concerns about the government’s answer to health reform, the PPACA,” said Medicus Firm president Jim Stone. “Most physicians seem to agree there is a serious need for the improvements in cost control, access, and quality of care, but the general consensus is that a large, sweeping, bureaucratic government intervention is not the way to improve the nation’s health care system.”