Thursday, April 1, 2010

Do You Rely on Medicare?

Beginning April 1, and that is today, many physicians plan to reduce services to Medicare Services. No Fooling!

This is because Congress is on spring recess and they did not complete a vote before recess. However, if a successful vote is held next week, expiring programs will be extended for 30 days.

Plans being discussed include not accepting new Medicare patients, dropping all Medicare patients, laying off staff, or even closing the practice all together!

Baby Boomers are aging and swelling the numbers of Medicare patients. It sounds as if a large number of older people may be losing access to medical care, although they are still covered by insurance. Once again, No Fooling!