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Survey: Universal healthcare would add to U.S. doctor shortage

Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 15, 2008

Some 20% of doctors say they will quit practicing medicine if universal healthcare insurance coverage is implemented, according to a survey by physician recruiting firm LocumTenens.com. Among nearly 1,400 doctors who answered the survey, 63% said they would 'continue practicing like they do today, 11% would change occupations, and 9% said they would retire.