Poll: 46 percent of general practitioners feel Obamacare will force them out or make them want to leave medicine 

So this isn't exactly a ringing endorsement from the nation's doctors:

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.

Other key findings from the New England Journal of Medicine* poll:

62.7% of physicians feel that health reform is needed but should be implemented in a more targeted, gradual way, as opposed to the sweeping overhaul that is in legislation.

41% of physicians feel that income and practice revenue will “decline or worsen dramatically” with a public option.

30% feel income will “decline or worsen somewhat” with a public option.

(h/t Hot Air)

*UPDATE: NEJM of medicine contacts me to say that the poll was not done by them but "the Medicus Firm, a national physician search firm based in Dallas and Atlanta."

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