Physicians' opinions on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had impacted themselves and their patients as of 2015

Physicians' views on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on them and patients 2015 This statistic presents physicians' views on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had impacted themselves and their patients, as of December 2015. It was found that 47 percent of respondents thought the ACA had a positive impact on access to healthcare and insurance in the country as a whole, but 45 percent still felt it had a negative impact on their medical practice overall.
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Positive impactNo impactNegative impactUnsure
Access to healthcare and insurance in the country overall47%17%25%10%
The cost of healthcare for your patients20%20%45%15%
Your medical practice overall15%29%45%11%
The quality of care your patients receive12%44%37%7%
The ability of your practice to meet patient demand9%39%43%9%
Your overall salary6%42%43%9%
The amount you are reimbursed for treating patients6%28%53%13%
Positive impactNo impactNegative impactUnsure
Access to healthcare and insurance in the country overall47%17%25%10%
The cost of healthcare for your patients20%20%45%15%
Your medical practice overall15%29%45%11%
The quality of care your patients receive12%44%37%7%
The ability of your practice to meet patient demand9%39%43%9%
Your overall salary6%42%43%9%
The amount you are reimbursed for treating patients6%28%53%13%
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This statistic presents physicians' views on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had impacted themselves and their patients, as of December 2015. It was found that 47 percent of respondents thought the ACA had a positive impact on access to healthcare and insurance in the country as a whole, but 45 percent still felt it had a negative impact on their medical practice overall.
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Release date
April 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2015
Number of respondents
993 physicians
Method of interview
Email survey

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