Skip to comments.Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients
Posted on 01/01/2010 7:54:05 AM PST by chessplayer
The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.
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Obama, Pelosi, Reid I believe the chess move is called check.
“Mayos decision may herald similar moves by other Phoenix- area doctors who cite inadequate Medicare fees as a reason to curtail treatment of the elderly, said John Rivers, chief executive of the Phoenix-based Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.”
Thats what it`s all about, isn`t it,,,ending treatment of the elderly. Maybe they won`t even get that pill Obama promised them. And the bar as to what constitutes elderly will be lowered and lowered.
The Cleveland Clinic doesn’t take them in Cleveland already. They take them in Florida...for now.
LOL! Juan McCain’s fault too. Old folks in AZ better get rid of amnesty Juan McCain.
I bet no benefits to illegals were cut. Illegals get free health crae, perscript dugs (no cheap generics too), housing, food stamps, legal aid, and the list goes on adn on and on.
How is Hope & Change working seniors? Hussein the Muslim wants you dead so hurry it up.
This is going on all over the country. Recently I tried to find a new doctor in the nearest large city in Oregon. Not one of them would accept a new medicare patient.
Retired GIs cannot even get into the Mayo Clinc without an extreme Jump thru their backsides..
TriCare Crime and their Standard Crime Programs have GateKeepers to keep GIs out. Of course it does not help that Tricare pays less than Medicaid for Services..
Another example of our Elected Officials and Bureaucrats
“Taking care of the troops” .
Forgot to mention.. those same elected “Oaf ficials” made Tricare a “Secondary” provider by law..
Nice way to pawn the cost of caring for Retired and Permanantly Disabled Medically retired GIs off on private companies thruout the US.. and you wonder why your insurance costs are high..
The Republi-Con and Demon-Crat leadership alike.
Two sides of the same crooked coin.
And so it begins...
TRICARE is a window into the future for all of America. This will be America’s health care system under Obamacare, except worse.
Most people will find themselves limited to doctors who don’t speak English, and who choose a treatment plan designed to maximize their income.
The next step is a law saying that if you are over 65, you MUST use Medicare and can't even optionally pay for enhanced coverage. Right, Ms. Sebelius?
“This is going on all over the country. Recently I tried to find a new doctor in the nearest large city in Oregon. Not one of them would accept a new medicare patient.”
My wife’s doctor accepted me as a new patient. He had
one question: “Are you on any medication?”
“Welcome to my practice”
You got in because he’s your wife’s doctor. I’m not on any meds, either, but no one cared or bothered to ask. Doctors can’t afford to work under medicare and it’s going to get worse.
Or, they will try to FORCE doctors to accept Medicare at current reimbursement rates. This is when this business is going to come to a head.
No. He screens his patients and that is the first question
he asks. I don’t and am in excellent health.