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I was wondering what my fellow MTs think is going to happen starting 2014 when Obamacare kicks in. I had read an article in the NY Post a while back that 74% of MDs surveyed plan to work part time, retire from medicine, or go in a new direction careerwise. Do you think we'll see a decrease in work available, even SR editing work? Do you think that if a great amount of MDs cut back or retire from medicine that would cause our profession to lessen in demand?
It is way too early to start worrying about 2014. Any decision you make now, you have a 50-50 chance of making the wrong one. Do whatever your head and heart tell you to – not what others write, say, or “speculate.”
ObamaCare is far from a done-deal. It can be repealed, found unconstitutional, or changed to where it is nowhere near what it is now. Every day they find more unsustainable spending and errors in the something like 6,000 page bill.
Also, they have to get through the 2012 Elections first. After 2012, if Republicans and Independents outnumber Democrats in both houses, and/or if Obama is defeated for a second term, then all bets are off.
Of all the things in the world to worry about, ObamaCare is as low on my radar as it can get. I have too many things happening right now that cause distress – there is no way I am going to worry about something that may or may not happen 3 years from now. That is how ulcers develop.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do with your future.