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Independent Physicians Don't Believe the State Exchanges Will Be Ready in Time

A new survey by reveals that independent physicians have their doubts as to whether the state health insurance exchanges will be ready by October 1; only 11% believe they will be. We also asked survey respondents whether they were familiar with how the policies purchased on the exchanges would work. About two thirds of them said they were "not at all familiar."

Take a look at these results here and share your thoughts in our comments section.

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Primary Care Doctors Expect More Preventive Care and More Patients With Neglected Specialty Spotlight

In a recent survey conducted by, we asked physicians what changes they expected with regards to patient care as a result of potentially 25 million new patients enrolling in healthcare insurance on January 1. Covering both ends of the spectrum of patient care, primary care physicians expect a greater volume of patients seeking preventive care and patients with neglected conditions. See comments section.

One Night Hospital Stay for the Duchess of Cambridge

Americans often complain about being discharged from the hospital too quickly after an inpatient stay, but were you as surprised as we were that the Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary's Hospital barely 24 hours after giving birth to the new heir to the British throne? What's your take on it? Are hospital lengths of stay in America too short or just right?

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In The News Physician Survey Featured on CNBC

CNBC interviewed Shane Jackson about a survey conducted showing that physicians are very much in the dark about the state insurance exchanges enacted by the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Two thirds of respondents said they were very unfamiliar with the policies offered in the exchanges, including plan benefits, contracted rates with payers, patient coverage terms and the claims process. More than 56 percent said they didn't know how the exchanges would affect their business.

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