Thursday, November 04, 2010

Medicare Cuts Affect Seniors

Seniors on Medicare may find they are not welcome in the doctors office. Coming cuts in Medicare payments to physicians is not going to set well with doctors.

Funding Obamacare for the poor and uninsured is made possible by robbing Peter to pay Paul. In this case, Peter is seniors on Medicare. By paying your doctors less, Washington can use the money saved to pay for health care for younger people who don't have health insurance.

The folks at MediLexicon tell us what to expect unless Congress acts now.

Unless Congress intervenes, payments to doctors for treating Medicare patients will be cut by 23 percent on Dec. 1 and another 6.5 percent on Jan. 1.

Ouch! How many doctors are willing to treat patients for 30% less than they are paid now? Will your doctor be one of those who welcome Medicare patients with open arms or will they be booked up?

Cutting payments to doctors that treat seniors. Just another stupid government trick.

Next time you go to your doctor, ask if they are willing to take a major pay cut.

For information on Medicare supplement plans visit Georgia Med supp.

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