Survey: Physicians Give PPACA Average Grade of "D"

Sixty-eight percent of physicians grade the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with a "C," "D" or "F," with the mean score of a "D," saying the law will not improve healthcare quality or control costs, according to a recent survey from Jackson Healthcare.

Only 31 percent of physicians would give the healthcare reform law an "A" or "B" at its two-year mark.

The survey was conducted online from May 25 through June 4. Respondents included physicians who have been placed by Jackson's staffing companies and those who have not. Here are some major findings from the survey:

• Seventy percent said the PPACA would not stem rising healthcare costs.
• Sixty-seven percent said the law would not improve the doctor-patient relationship.
• Sixty-six percent said the PPACA would give physicians less control over practice decisions.
• Sixty-one percent said the law would not improve the quality of healthcare.
• Fifty-five percent said Congress should scrap the PPACA and start over.
• Thirty-five percent said the law did nothing to reform healthcare.
• Thirty-one percent said the PPACA didn't go far enough and a single-payor system is needed.

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