Fed-up doctors are fleeing Medicare
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#1 Jul 29, 2013
More physicians are opting out of the government program for seniors, just as baby boomers are becoming eligible.
More than 9,500 physicians who had previously accepted Medicare decided to leave the program last year, up from 3,700 doctors who did so in 2009, the publication said, citing data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Doctors are running away from the huge government run medicare program just as the even more massive government run obamacare is starting?
Wow........what a train wreck....
#2 Jul 30, 2013
Still, even with the increase opt-outs, the number of doctors leaving Medicare is a small percentage -- 1.4% -- of the 685,000 physicians who accepted payments from the program last year.
#3 Jul 30, 2013
Facts don't stop T publican partisans
like LOCO from attempting to turn molehills into mountains....
#4 Jul 30, 2013
You are a liar.....and not a very good one. No wonder why you didn't list a source for your info.......you just make it up......lololol
Back in May 2010 the American Medical Association (AMA) could see the handwriting on the wall. At that time 17 percent, or more than one in every six physicians contacted, said they were already restricting the number of Medicare patients in their practices, with 85 percent of them saying it was because Medicare payment rates were too low, and 78 percent saying the threat of further budget cuts made Medicare an “unreliable” payer. Nearly two-thirds of the doctors polled said they were seriously considering opting out of Medicare and using some form of private agreement with the patients directly.
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