Twice as many physicians support National Health Insurance as oppose it
Support for National Health Insurance among U.S. Physicians: 5 Years Later
By Aaron E. Carroll and Ronald T. Ackerman
Annals of Internal Medicine
April 1, 2008
In 2007, almost 60 percent of physicians supported government legislation to establish National Health Insurance - a 10 percent increase in support since 2002. This increase represents over 80,000 physicians, distributed across every medical specialty, who have changed their minds in support of National Health Insurance over the past five years. The largest increase was seen among physicians who “strongly support” National Health Insurance; now almost twice as many physicians support it as oppose it. This study, involving over 2000 physicians nationwide, is the largest study done to date of physician views on health care financing reform. Today, a significant majority of physicians support government legislation to establish National Health Insurance.
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By Don McCanne, MD
The debate over physician support of national health insurance is over. A majority of physicians are clearly in support, and that support continues to grow.