The mean average grade the ACA received by survey respondents
was a "D".
A majority of physicians surveyed said the ACA will not improve
healthcare's quality, rising costs or patients' control over their
medical care. They also said the ACA will worsen the amount of
control physicians have over their practice decisions.
- 70 percent said ACA would not stem rising healthcare costs
- 67 percent said ACA would not improve the doctor-patient
- 66 percent said ACA would give physicians less control over
their practice decisions
- 61 percent said ACA would not improve the quality of
- 55 percent said Congress should scrap ACA and start over
- 54 percent said ACA would increase patients' access to
- 49 percent said ACA would give patients less control over their
- 35 percent said it did nothing to reform healthcare.
- 31 percent said ACA didn't go far enough and a single-payer
system is needed
- 22 percent said ACA went too far and impedes a physician's
ability to practice medicine
- 12 percent said ACA brought the reform needed in
In Autumn 2009, Jackson Healthcare surveyed physician attitudes
about the proposed health reform legislation under consideration at
that time. In January 2011, on the eve of the first anniversary of
the law, Jackson surveyed physicians again. The purpose of
this survey was to measure physician attitudes at the two-year
This survey was conducted online between May 25 and June 4,
2012. Invitations for the survey were emailed to physicians who
have been placed by Jackson Healthcare staffing companies and those
who have not.
A total of 2,694 physicians completed the survey and spanned all
50 states and medical/surgical specialties. Respondents were
self-selected. The error range for this survey was +/- 1.9 percent
at a 95 percent confidence level.
the PDF of the
survey questions and frequencies