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Subject:  Re: 4 Years no budget from Senate ... Date:  3/24/2013  6:09 PM
Author:  Rightime Number:  1867220 of 2016482

At today?s levels, Medicaid payment rates have already contributed to well-documented problems with access to physician services. For example, a 2006 survey by the Center for Studying Health System Change found that 14.6 percent of physicians had no Medicaid patients and that 21.0 percent were not accepting new Medicaid patients. (By comparison, only 4 percent of physicians were not accepting new privately insured patients.) Anecdotal evidence also suggests access problems for other services, including hospital emergency rooms. The simulation ignores the temporary increase in Medicaid payment rates for primary care providers in 2013-2014.

Look, Bears, I’m done with this silly argument, believe what you want. In my very first post I pointed out that Medicare patients are a completely different set from Medicaid patients:

You even copied and pasted from this ex