Obamacare

Physicians Retire Early To Escape Obamacare

Red tape and declining compensation push them out

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Yet another doctor has decided to quit practicing medicine due to Obamacare's onerous burdens.

"I am in my mid-70s and have both the capacity and willingness to care for patients for another decade. But I am retiring," Dr. John Curry of Fairfax, VA, wrote to one of his patients, columnist Cal Thomas, in an explanation of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is leading him to retire early.

"I cannot stand it anymore. More than half of my time in the office is spent filling out forms, writing letters, responding to inquiries, and attending to 'urgent' matters that did not exist 10 years ago. And every year my income is less," he wrote. "At this point I would rather be paid nothing and have the freedom to decide what is right for my patients."

"ACA is only another straw, but for this tired camel, it will break my back," wrote Curry.