10% of Family Docs Mull Shuttering Over Medicare Cuts

More than one in 10 family physicians may close their offices if Medicare slashes payments next year, according to an online survey of American Academy of Family Physicians members who have an ownership stake in their medical practices.

3 comments on "10% of Family Docs Mull Shuttering Over Medicare Cuts"
bwbrasfield (12/1/2010 at 7:37 PM)

The disappointing thing is that physicians cannot get together to demonstrate our opposition to the cuts... imagine if all physicians struck for even one day to demonstrate, with exception of emergencies... how much attention could we generate???
Dr. Bob (12/1/2010 at 5:15 PM)

another dose of fear mongering... Physicians overwhelmingly rejected single payor (medicare for all) healthcare reform, dismissing it as 'socialized medicine'. And now many of those same physicians are threatening to 'close their offices' if their Medicare ('socialized') reimbursements are cut?? - does anyone else find this ironic? I guess they don't see it as 'socialized' if it ends up in their bank accts...
Mike (11/30/2010 at 4:27 PM)

All of us who have commercial insurance have smaller network panels of providers to choose from. Although it will be difficult, seniors will have to face the same situation. Those who refuse to do so, can pay more out of their pocket for care. The commercial insurance companies will follow Medicare regarding reimbursement in a year or so anyway and then providers will have to accept it.


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