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Subject:  Re: 4 Years no budget from Senate ... Date:  3/24/2013  1:32 PM
Author:  eatenbybears Number:  1867190 of 2080740

That's a complete fabrication. If you take out all the doctors that can't charge medicare in the forst place i.e., plastic surgeons etc... 98% of physicians are compliant with medicare. ......

You should do some research before finding yourself standing in front of a doctors office with overflowing bucket of Obamacare and Medicare that nobody is willing to accep

A new government study finds one-third of doctors do not accept new Medicaid patients. Most of the doctors cited low reimbursement as the reason, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The study of 4,326 doctors found while 31 percent were not taking new Medicaid patients, 18 percent were not taking new patients with private insurance, and 17 percent were not taking new Medicare patients.

The researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics reported in the journal Health Affairs that they found a wide variation among states. For example, almost 60 percent of doctors in New Jersey said they would not accept new Medicaid patients, while almost all doctors in Wyoming did accept them. Doctors in metropolitan areas and smaller practices were less likely to take new Medicaid patients.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, an independent federal panel, said that 29 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who were looking for a primary care doctor had a problem finding one. In the 2008 HSC national survey, more than 20 percent of primary care doctors refused to see all new Medicare patients (only 4.5 percent refused all new privately insured patients); about 40 percent of primary care doctors and 20 percent of specialists refused most new Medicare patients.

The problem of physician access is about to increase dramatically. By 2019, Medi