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PPACA: Americans See Winners, Losers

There are no “winners” with Obamacare.  This will affect every patient’s quality and cost of care in a negative way.  Doctors will be forced to treat higher number of patients and be paid less for it.  It will become cookbook medicine, and patients will not get the proper attention needed.

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PPACA: Americans See Winners, Losers

http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2012/07/16/ppaca-americans-see-winners-losers?ref=hp

By Allison Bell     July 16, 2012

U.S. residents think implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will be much better for some people and organizations than for others.

A majority of U.S. adults say PPACA will help the uninsured and sick people.

A majority predict the law will hurt taxpayers, businesses and doctors.

Frank Newport, an analyst at Gallup Inc., Princeton, N.J., has reported that finding in a summary of results from a telephone interview of 1,014 adults ages 18 and older in early July. The poll participants live in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

PPACA opponents continue to fight implementation of the law in Congress, in state legislatures and regulatory agencies, and in the state and federal courts. But the U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected opponents’ efforts to kill a PPACA provision that calls for the government to impose an annual fee on individuals who fail to own a minimum level of health coverage starting in 2014. The court says the fee would be a tax, and that the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to impose the tax.

About 59% of the participants said PPACA will probably help people who have no health coverage, and Republicans are about as likely as the majority to agree that the law will help the uninsured.

“Independents show the same mixed pattern as the overall national sample,” Newport says.

Gallup also found that 55% of the survey participants said the law will help people who get sick.

But 60% said they believe the law will make things worse for taxpayers, 57% said they think the law will hurt businesses, and 51% said they think the law will hurt doctors.

 



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