No matter what way the Supreme Court rules on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, doctors say that it will have little impact on patients' access to medical care, according to "The Future of Medicine: What's Wrong, Who's to Blame and What Will Fix It," a survey conducted by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

"Doctors on the frontlines clearly understand what Washington does not," says Kathryn Serkes, DPMA Chairman. "Government-mandated 'coverage' is not the same thing as actual medical care. Whether the mandate is overturned or stands, whether the Medicaid expansion is overturned or stand, we'll still have millions who need medical care."

About three out of four doctors (72 percent) say that the individual insurance mandate does not improve access to actual medical care. One family doctor surveyed commented, "The major problem is the politicians equating health insurance with health care."

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