The one-sided chorus of partisan left-wing “fact-checkers” that always rushes in to smear dissent and misinform the public has once again discredited and embarrassed itself by relentlessly trashing and dismissing a publication that turned out to be right about Obamacare.
Investor’s Business Daily correctly polled in 2009 that 45% of doctors would consider leaving their practices over Obamacare, and has been absolutely crucified as biased, unprofessional and un-scientific ever since.
Let’s review some of the hysterical condemnation over this “debunked” poll (as IBD reminds us):
-Nate Silver, the august statistician and polling expert, then of the New York Times, said our survey ‘is simply not credible’ and should be ‘completely’ ignored. ‘The IBD/TIPP polling operation has literally no idea what they’re doing,’ he said. ‘I mean, literally none.’
-Writing in the National Journal, Mark Blumenthal said the IBD/TIPP Poll shouldn’t be trusted.
-PolitiFact said ‘polling experts have raised significant questions about the poll’s methodology.’ It was called ‘shoddy,’ ‘out of whack,’ ‘ludicrous’ and ‘not trustworthy.’
-We also heard that our poll was ‘shabby’ and ‘garbage.’
Mock, degrade and humiliate the facts until people stop repeating them.
Despite the shrieking of the propagandists and Democrats staging fake PR stunts with card-carrying DNC activists in lab coats at the White House to show how much doctors just loved the left’s economy-killing health care takeover, studies and polls have continued to show that doctors actually do see Obamacare as an unmitigated disaster, just as IBD asserted.
As IBD notes, “An August 2010 Merritt Hawkins survey of 2,379 doctors conducted for the Physicians Foundation revealed that 40% of doctors said they would “retire, seek a nonclinical job in health care, or seek a job or business unrelated to health care” over the next three years as the overhaul was phased in.
Then in 2012, IBD pointed out, “a new survey of 699 doctors randomly selected nationwide, commissioned by the nonpartisan Doctor Patient Medical Association [found that] a stunning 83% of physicians…are thinking about quitting their profession, and 65% say government involvement is most to blame for current health care problems.”
IBD continued, “Some 72% say the ObamaCare mandate requiring Americans to buy insurance won’t result in improved access to care, while 49% of respondents say they’ll stop accepting Medicaid patients. And 74% warn they will stop taking Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely.”
But wait, there’s more.
As IBD also noted, a new Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians recently “found that six in 10 doctors say ‘it is likely that many physicians will retire earlier than planned in the next one to three years…while more than half believe that physicians will retire (62%) or scale back practice hours (55%) based on how the future of medicine is changing.'”
The evidence continues to show that everything Democrats have told us about Obamacare’s “popularity” among the experts is outrageously false. This was apparently just another bogus tactic used to silence a debate liberals cannot win on a level playing field.
This is why there can be no intelligent national dialogue in this country on the issues. Liberals are too busy insisting that all the experts agree with them and viciously tearing down anyone who demonstrates otherwise.