I don’t think the number of doctors leaving the profession will come anywhere close to this level, but polling data reported by the New England Journal of Medicine is another indication of the dangers of letting politicians get even more power over the health care system. The politicians will still get quality care, but average Americans will find that going to a doctor or hospital is more akin to a visit to the Post Office or DMV:
46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.
To add to the grim news, Intrade.com shows that chances of passage are now up to 75 percent. I’ll try to find something humorous to post later today to compensate for this grim news.