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Doctor’s Dumping Medicare Patients. What’s Next?

ObamaCareSymbolHere we go.  I mentioned this months ago.  I also mentioned that this is an obvious result of ObamaCare.  So, what happens now?  Here are some good guesses

  • Good doctors only work for those who will pay for their services so Obamacare patients will not have enough
  • Since the doctors are all busy making money, the criteria for needing a doctor will be raised.  “Do It Yourself Bone Setting and Heart Surgery”
  • Lack of doctors forces the Feds to use less trained people.  Nurses where doctors are needed, hospital workers where nurses are needed
  • Standards will be lowered so that less trained and lower paid people can become “doctors”
  • Dems will pass laws forcing doctors to accept Obamacare patients.

More doctors nationally are refusing to see new Medicare patients due to the low government payment rates.

USA Today reported, via
Memeorandum:

The number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is setting a new high, just six months before millions of Baby Boomers begin enrolling in the government health care program.

Recent surveys by national and state medical societies have found more doctors limiting Medicare patients, partly because Congress has failed to stop an automatic 21% cut in payments that doctors already regard as too low. The cut went into effect Friday, even as the Senate approved a six-month reprieve. The House has approved a different bill…

The federal health insurance program for seniors paid doctors on average 78% of what private insurers paid in 2008.

“Physicians are saying, ‘I can’t afford to keep losing money,’ ” says Lori Heim, president of the family doctors’ group.

Gateway Pundit

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