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<<A favorite lie from Republicans is that doctors don't take Medicare.

The actual data shows 93% of US doctors accept Medicare and more than 75% accept new Medicare patients.

If you're getting your health care information from Fox News, you're dangerously uninformed.


I have regular Medicare. A year or so I was referred to a specialist by my primary care physician. When I called for an appointment, the first thing I was asked was how the appointment would be paid for (why IS that?)

When I said I had regular Medicaid, I was offered an appointment two months out. I wound up cancelling the appointment because I healed up before that time came around.

So yes ---- this doctor accepted Medicare, and probably Medicaid too, I'd guess. But I'd say that Medicare and Medicaid patients are riding around at the back of the bus, don't you think?

Seattle Pioneer
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