I’ve been saying this for a while… and I still have people tell me I’m full of it.
Well…we’ll just see… won’t we?
“If we’re (lucky Medicaid is) 20 to 30 cents on the dollar from what we get from insurance rates. Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare. The way that’s implemented is it will be a 27.1 percent cut in reimbursement in Medicare and Medicaid patients to private physicians and hospitals. Medicare is about 35 percent of my total practice and it affects internists even more because it’s almost 70 percent of their total practice.”
Dr. Rick D. Schoeling, a primary care physician in Pittsburg, Kansas
The AMA estimates that 60 percent of physicians over age 50 (the average primary care physician is in his late 50s) will leave practice within three years.
But do not believe me. Read the survey for yourselves …
An Examination of the Professional Morale, Practice Patterns, Career Plans, and Healthcare Perspectives of Today’s Physicians, Aggregated by Age, Gender, Primary Care/Specialists, and Practice Owners/Employees