SGR Fix Gets Cool Industry Reception

The controversial sustainable growth rate formula that is slated to ultimately cut physician payments by 25% beginning Dec. 1 may be done away with by a new deficit-trimming proposal.

4 comments on "SGR Fix Gets Cool Industry Reception"
Jo Matthews (11/19/2010 at 8:21 AM)

Well lets be specific, I am a physician and I work in large group and while we value providing care, if the cuts go into place we wont meet over head so if I dont see the medicare patients I actually am ahead; in fact if they do make the cuts thats our plan. So those cancer patients and others will have to go another 100 miles , and that is IF the guy over there decided to keep taking medicare.. As far as the arguments of caring..I ve already cured more cancer and brought happiness into more lives than any wall street banker and I work 120 a week so please spare me the guilt trips!
shane (11/18/2010 at 7:27 PM)

Karl - you idiot. Cutting physician pay WILL cut services to medicare/medicaid recipients. Can you say reduced access?
Cris (11/18/2010 at 2:05 PM)

How about we fund the "doc fix" by taxing the insane bonuses Wall Street bankers are giving themselves using the taxpayer money we gave them to bail them out! Why should physicians get a 25% cut while bankers get 7 figure bonuses??
Karl Vanhootn (11/18/2010 at 10:28 AM)

Oh, yeah! Let's make cuts to Medicaid and Medicare recipients, but for goodness sake, let's not let any physicians suffer. Oh, Puleeese!


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