Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Obamacare has not shifted the politics of doctors much
Political orientation tends to be pretty fixed anyway. Below is an excerpt from some survey research findings published by the AMA. The findings are based on campaign contributions so there would seem to be a fair bit of room for slippage between what actually happened and what is reported. The source article is: "The Political Alignment of US Physicians: An Update Including Campaign Contributions to the Congressional Midterm Elections in 2014". Note that the sample differs from election to election -- as some doctors retire and new doctors enter the workforce. Given the ever-tightening Leftist stranglehold on American education, it is to be expected that new doctors will steadily become more Leftist.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).