As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care
(68.5 million people are on Medicaid. Obamacare surged those numbers substantially and for two years, doctors were encouraged to take care of them as their primary caregivers. But now, with payments being reduced by as much as 50% in some states, the rug is about to be pulled out from under them and most of those doctors are going to have to quit serving about a 5th of the population… all at once.)
by Robert Pear, from the New York Times
Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors, prompting some physicians and consumer advocates to warn that the reductions could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to obtain care.
The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on…
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