Skip to comments.Physicians Say Government 'Never Will' Understand
Posted on 01/13/2010 6:56:01 AM PST by BobMcCartyWrites
More than 40 percent of physicians participating in a single-question online poll said they feel the U.S. government "never will" understand how declining reimbursement rates from Medicare negatively affect the care patients receive from their physicians.
(1) Physicians fear reimbursements will continue to decline in the coming years, reducing patient access to physicians;
(2) Physicians are concerned that they will not be able to continue treating Medicare patients due to financial losses they incur from the program's low reimbursement rates;
(3) Many physicians indicate they want to pursue a similar cash-only policy as the Mayo Clinic of Arizona has adopted (Note: Mayo began the year by announcing it plans to drop Medicare as a third-party payer for primary care in 2010 after reporting losses of $840 million from Medicare in 2009); and
(4) Physicians fear that the federal and state governments will attempt to force participation in the program by tying state licensure to Medicare/Medicaid acceptance and, say that, if forced to participate in a money-losing venture, they would seek alternative employment.
They DO understand... they don’t care.
Silence Physicians! 15 Federal Employees on the Comparative Effectiveness Panel will decide what you get and when.
Exactly! It has nothing at all to do w/ health care and everything to do w/ control/power.
My Father-in-laws office does not take medicare (MEDICAID) patients. He could not afford to stay in business doing so. The office across the hall however does and to remain profitable at all they have to rely on volume, lots of volume. So every day its standing room only, with people spilling out into the halls, sitting on the floor or on the stairs, and sometimes wandering into my Father-in-laws office to swipe a magazine.
From the governments perspective..the elderly are “useless eaters” which is why its MOST IMPORTANT to get the Feds out of ‘healthcare’.. They merely appropriate the issue as an excuse to appropriate your wallet.
According to Zeke Emmanuel’s graph, babies and young children are Useless Eaters as well.
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