"About That "83 Percent of Doctors Hate Obamacare So Much, They Might Quit" Poll" >>>>>>>>>>>BOGUS

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    Jul 21, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    By David Weigel

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    Posted Monday, July 9, 2012 on SLATE



    If a story leads the Drudge Report for most of the day, you're eventually going to hear about it. So, here you go: "Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare," by Sally Nelson.




    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.



    Intriguing. What's the Doctor Patient Medical Association? Nelson refers to it as "a non-partisan association of doctors and patients." But lots of organizations claim to be "non-partisan." The DPMA's co-founder, quoted here, is Kathryn Serkes. She's "non-partisan" in the sense that she worked for a conservative Republican in the 2010 Washington state race for U.S. Senate, and appeared alongside Republican members of Congress at Tea Party rallies against the Affordable Care Act. Her partner at the top is Mark Schiller, M.D., who's also a fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, and the author of a classic 2009 column about how "Obamacare" would succeed by helping to kill sick people.



    If we can just make sure to treat cancer patients with older, cheaper, more ineffective treatments, then treatment will actually be more effective -- at cutting costs as more cancer patients die. We not only save the cost of more expensive medication -- we also save by relying on less expensive stays in hospices instead of more extended active treatments.

    More importantly, if we can help patients die quickly now, then we can save on the cost of any future major illnesses they would've had that would have cost society a whole boatload of money. Basically, one severe potentially terminal illness is cheaper than two.



    So, they have some opinions. But how did they get these survey results?




    The survey was conducted by fax and online from April 18 to May 22, 2012. DPMAF obtained the office fax numbers of 36,000 doctors in active clinical practice, and 16, 227 faxes were successfully delivered... The response rate was 4.3% for a total of 699 completed surveys.



    If you read the original Nelson story, you notice that the big medical groups don't bother commenting until they process the numbers. But you don't often bother if the data looks like this.



    That Poll was about as fact based as something you'd expect from O'KEEFE.
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    The poll in question did not mention the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, at all. Still, it fooled a few of the conservaposse.
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    Jul 21, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    You mean all that time I spent arguing with Republicans was for nothing???
    LOL.
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    Jul 21, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    That will forever be true. No matter the topic, no matter the time. Coming from a deeply-rooted Republican/Conservative state, I can promise you that.

    HottJoe saidYou mean all that time I spent arguing with Republicans was for nothing??
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    Jul 21, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidThat will forever be true. No matter the topic, no matter the time. Coming from a deeply-rooted Republican/Conservative state, I can promise you that.

    HottJoe saidYou mean all that time I spent arguing with Republicans was for nothing??





    I'm from Virginia and I know just where you're coming from. Trying to share or expose facts to these people is like 'throwing pearls before the swine. but spread a lie that promotes their ideology and they'll belive it without even thinking about it.
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    Jul 21, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    I remember the thread by one the RJ conservatives about this survey. It was exposed as bogus fairly early for the reasons listed here and the conservatives did not want to talk about that, but tried to change the topic from the OP of one their own threads. This survey was laughable. It had less reliability than one of those click "yes" or "no" polls you see on Yahoo or local television news websites.