Arizona Mayo Clinic No Longer Accepting Medicare Patients


What good health insurance if it will not PURCHASE CARE? You see dimwits, there is a big difference to HEALTH insurance and health care. MOST reputable insurers PAY doctors and hospitals for the care they provide. THE US GOVERNMENT does not. They cheat doctors and hospitals out of billions of dollars each and every year and call it a WELL RUN PROGRAM!

To a freeloader this may sound great, after all they reason as long as I do not have to pay who cares. Well those of us stuck paying the bill care and to these Arizona Seniors I bet they care now too.

clipped from www.businessweek.com

Dec. 31 (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.

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.”

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