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Old 04-11-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Odd. I do insurance billing for our local hospital and I haven't heard anything about this.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Odd. I do insurance billing for our local hospital and I haven't heard anything about this.
The whole story seems suspect. I don't buy it.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Good thread, important subject.

Drug Rationing for Seniors Begins | The American Spectator

There will be those who will find it hard to believe, others who will refuse to believe.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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Odd. I do insurance billing for our local hospital and I haven't heard anything about this.

Because you do not bill for physicians.

Oncology, psychiatry, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and pain management had MARKED medicare cuts to physicians as of January 1st. As a result, all of the above specialties are "rationing" medicare slots and cutting the number of medicare patients they see.

In our clinic, medicare patients are booked six months out, while a patient with regular insurance can get an appointment within two weeks. We have gone from a 40% medicare load per day to under 5%.

Elections have consequences. I wonder why the seniors were not listening to Obama when he told them what he was going to do.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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Wait, I thought they would be cheering...Natural News thinks all medications are poison and doctors visits are worse than a gun to your head. They also think medications are a conspiracy by the New World Order for mind control. Why the hell are they mad about this?

The guy who runs the website doesn't even think germs cause disease, and thinks it's medications that do it.

I think they, and their supporters, have finally lost their ****ing minds.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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So we are cutting benefits for seniors. Is the same happening for Medicaid? probably not. I'd rather have seniors have medical than those who couldn't keep it in their pants.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Odd. I do insurance billing for our local hospital and I haven't heard anything about this.
Yet.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Hmmm. Looks like the fed sequestration measures effective as of April 1 is the primary reason.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Odd in deed. The number one rate cancer center takes Medicare. In fact the major centers in Houston medical center take Medicare. I have heard some not taking Medicaid tho. I know more doctors are not taking either especially Medicaid.Went to a specialist just two weeks ago with large sign stating they no longer take Medicaid unless patient has Medicare/Medicaid with Medicare as primary.
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