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Belmont Grad says He Quit Medicine Because of Affordable Care Act - Eric Alvarez

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Belmont University graduate says he's quitting the medical field because of the Affordable Care Act, in an open letter to the president that has gone viral with more than 26,000 Facebook likes in just five days.

"Mr. President, I'm leaving the medical field," Lofti said in the letter.  "I'm hanging up the white coat."

Lotfi posted them on benswann.com where he serves as a political writer.

Lofti says after getting his nursing degree at Belmont University, he's letting go of his dream to become an anesthesiologist

In 2010 once Obamacare got passed, I really started to re-think the idea of going into medicine any further than I had already gotten in, Lofti told Fox 17 News.

His letter to Obama claims the federal law will chip away at salaries for everyone in the medical field.

Below the letter, Andrea fired back:

What exactly made him hang up his coat anyway, Andrea asked.  It is still unclear to me.  Based on the article, it just seems ideological, which makes me question why he got into health care to begin with.

Others attacked his credentials, like the user that posted under the name AlsoAFakeDr:

To leave the medical field, one has to be in the medical field, the poster said.   Simply taking a picture of yourself with a white coat and a stethoscope doesn't count.

Lofti says you don't have to have a doctorate to want to leave medicine.

I just decided that it was time that people really understand what kind of an impact that Obamacare has on any health-care professional, whether they're a doctor or a nurse, a technologist, Lofti said.

Whatever his motivation, Lofti's no longer interested in a medical degree.  He still hopes to be a doctor...but with a Phd in economics.

"I've had a lot of success in politics so far and in the business of commentating in general so I just decided it's time for me to go ahead and focus on economics instead, Lofti said.

Click here to read Loftis full letter to the president.