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Seniors Squeezed as Doctors Shun Medicare Patients

Parija B. Kavilanz

October 27, 2009

As baby boomers swell the ranks of Medicare, physicians worry more and more about Medicare payments rates. For the last 8 years, Congress has prevented scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to physicians. However, more and more doctors have stopped taking new Medicare patients because of concerns that the government-run program does not pay them enough to cover rising health care costs.


October 27, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , , , ,

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