MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Young doctors are "markedly pessimistic regarding the future of the U.S.
health care system," most of the citing health care reform as their primary bone of contention, according to a new survey.
Of 500 doctors aged 40 and younger, nearly 60% reported a negative outlook on the future of U.S. health care, with more than 30% saying they were "highly pessimistic."
The Affordable Care Act and its reform measures were the primary driver of pessimism, "with most
of it directed at ‘government,’" according to a survey by The Physicians Foundation.
Negative responses included comments such as "Don’t trust government to do the right thing for patients and physicians
or to enact lasting improvements," but the optimistic responses often carried a "cynical" undertone as well, according to the survey.
"It can’t get any worse," one self-titled "optimistic" doctor commented.
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