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Obamacare: Mayo Clinic Drops Medicare Patients

From Atlas Shrugs........

Obamacare: Mayo Clinic Drops Medicare Patients
The new year begins with news that the Mayo Clinic in Arizona is dropping some Medicare patients effective today, because they're losing too much money on them. What a great omen for nationalized health care...

How's Ha-vay-ee treating you, O-failure?

Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients (hat tip RK)

(Bloomberg) -- The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.

More than 3,000 patients eligible for Medicare, the government’s largest health-insurance program, will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at a Mayo family clinic in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix, said Michael Yardley, a Mayo spokesman. The decision, which Yardley called a two-year pilot project, won’t affect other Mayo facilities in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Obama in June cited the nonprofit Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for offering “the highest quality care at costs well below the national norm.” Mayo’s move to drop Medicare patients may be copied by family doctors, some of whom have stopped accepting new patients from the program, said Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in a telephone interview yesterday.

“Many physicians have said, ‘I simply cannot afford to keep taking care of Medicare patients,’” said Heim, a family doctor who practices in Laurinburg, North Carolina. “If you truly know your business costs and you are losing money, it doesn’t make sense to do more of it.”

A federal panel says women should wait until they are 50 to get mamograms and a week later California adopts the policy. Now our nations seniors....those of the greatest generation that sacrificed so much and asked so little, gets the short end of the stick ( in a rather uncomfortable place if you get my meaning ) all in the name of socialized medicine. We knew it would come....and so it begins.

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Comment by John Henry Moore on January 3, 2010 at 2:25pm
Doctors and many hospitals here in Washington State have already started telling patents they will no longer treat patents who only have medicare. You must have other insurance to cover all the costs or cash. My personal doctor will not take anymore medicare patents at all. He has to many cash paying patients to deal with. Why do the work and be paid almost nothing by the government
Comment by Leisa Smith on January 3, 2010 at 2:54pm
now 2010,PRICED THEMSELFS OUT OF BUSINESS?,just another way of population control brought to you by your Federal Government,a good Doctor will treat any one regardless of finacial status,only the elite rich will survive,a butcher has more morals than most doctors now days,doctors are becoming like a smith@ wesson,no consiouse.


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