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I wonder how extensive that problem is. If a doctor doesn't accept Medicare, won't most Medicare (and therefore, Part D) people going to someone else?

Concierge doctors are becoming quite the thing around here. They charge you a monthly fee for unlimited access to office hours. Our neighbor was telling us their doctor daughter started this last year and is already not taking new clients. She was tired of dealing with insurance and being limited to a 15 minute office visit that in her opinion did not allow her to take the time to understand her client. Her fees are intentionally reasonable as she purposefully serves a less affluent community, though one still needs insurance for hospitalization and no doubt testing/meds would be great. She does not accept insurance of any kind, so that would cause a problem with the new Medicare Part D rule.

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