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Forum Post: Study debunks myth of doctors fleeing Medicare

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 8, 2013, 6:24 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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he claim has become a staple of Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a system in which future elderly receive vouchers to purchase health insurance in the private market. "We are starting to see physicians turn away from taking patients who are on Medicare," the GOP.gov website warns, with "more and more physicians are choosing to opt out of Medicare altogether." In July, the Wall Street Journal dutifully picked up that cudgel, cheering one "doctor goes off the grid" while fretting "more doctors steer clear of Medicare."

Unfortunately, there's only one problem with the conservative claim that America's doctors are fleeing Medicare—and Medicare patients—in massive numbers. As a new study from the Department from Health and Human Services reveals, it's simply not true. Read the rest here

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[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 4 weeks ago

Happy Birthday! Medicare is The Best Government Program the USA has ever had and it now needs to be Extended To Everyone in the US! STOP Corporate Healthcare Insurance & RWNJ Turkeys .. Voting For Thanksgiving! + http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/opinion/zombies-against-medicare.html?_r=0

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8559) from Phoenix, AZ 4 weeks ago

single payer...Medicare for all.

[-] 0 points by lugano (1221) 3 weeks ago

Believing in Medicare and Universal Healthcare for all, puts you in a ''Radical Majority'' in The U$A, you get that right? In truth, your (and my) positions are closer to the Green Party positions than the DNC & Dems-On-The-Hill but I can hear you cursing and spluttering into your coffee, even as I type ;-) & to be honest, you kind of allude to it (ipso facto) yourself here too: http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-liberals-have-to-be-radicals/ You Radical You! +fyi http://occupywallst.org/forum/trump-this/#comment-1064536

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8559) from Phoenix, AZ 2 weeks ago

The Green Party supports electing the GOP I couldn't disagree more with those ego whores.

The difference between you and me is that I am not stupid and so I do not help to elect the GOP.

[-] 0 points by lugano (1221) 2 weeks ago

IF you're truly desperate for folk to vote - then why are you so quiet about Voter Suppression? See:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/trump-this/#comment-1064536 .. & do please try to stop talking sh*t!

A difference between you and me is that none of my kith & kin have ever voted for The Repugnants.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8559) from Phoenix, AZ 2 weeks ago

I'm always telling you and Matt to stop suppressing the vote.

[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 1 week ago

Re.''Voter Suppression" - if you really care about it, then see

http://occupywallst.org/forum/trump-this/#comment-1064536