The Americans for Tax Reform and the Beacon Hill Institute conducted their own study using the Center for American Progress' methodology and got dramatically different results. Instead of the estimated 250,000 to 400,000 jobs that would be created over the next decade, they found that between 120,000 and 700,000 jobs would be lost over that same period of time.
The New England Journal of Medicine surveyed doctors and found that while more than 60% wanted reform, they wanted it more targeted. More then %70 think that income and practice revenue will decline with more than 40% thinking that decline will be dramatic. Perhaps most worrisome is what the bill will do to the supply of doctors. Future supply of doctors may be decreased as well with 27% not recommending medicine as a career if health care reform passes contrasted with the 12% who believe the opposite.
"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.
72% of physicians feel that a public option would have a negative impact on physician supply, with 45% feeling it will “decline or worsen dramatically” and 27% predicting it will “decline or worsen somewhat.
• 24% of physicians think they will try to retire early if a public option is implemented.
• 21% of physicians would try to leave medicine if a public option is implemented, even if not near retirement age at the time."