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Doctors Call For Repeal Of Obamacare, Say They'll Vote For Romney: Survey

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Looks like Obamacare is not what the doctor ordered.

More than half of physicians say they’ll vote for Mitt Romney come November 6th compared to just 36 percent for Obama, according to a recent survey by medical staffing firm Jackson and Cokey. In fact, 15 percent of survey respondents said they’ll be switching to the Republican camp this election, with most citing the Affordable Care Act as the reason.

The majority of the 3,660 doctors polled in the survey said they also are in favor of repealing and replacing Obama’s signature piece of legislation because it failed to address tort reform, an issue relating regulations surrounding malpractice lawsuits.

It’s not just doctors that aren’t pleased with Obamacare, however. Other critics include the food service industry, which fears the law may adversely affect restaurants’ ability to maintain slim profit margins since it requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide affordable health insurance. In August, Papa John’s pizza CEO John Schnatter said that at least some of those extra costs would be passed on to the customer.

Christian-leaning companies such as Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby aren’t pleased with the law either because it requires them to cover costs associated with contraception, including the morning after pill.

However, not everyone despises the new health care law. Those in favor wealth redistribution may have been happy to learn much of the new health benefits offered to the poorest half of Americans will be financed by a $52,000 tax hike to families in the top 1 percent of earners.

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