Study: Majority of U.S. doctors support public option

If support for a government-run "public option" health plan is waning, don't blame America's doctors. A new survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concludes that 63 percent of U.S. physicians actually support reforms including both a public option and private health plans.

The RWJF study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concludes that 27 percent of doctors support a private health plan-only option, offering subsidies to help low-income people and families buy in.

On the other hand, when you take into account that 10 percent of doctors support a completely government-run public health system, if you lump those in, almost three-quarters of physicians support some form of public option, researchers concluded.

To learn more about the survey:
- read this UPI story

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