The drastic cuts to Medicare will kill granny. It’s not the Republicans who are killing granny, it’s Obamacare.
Drastic cuts to doctors will cause doctors to drop Medicare patients and forget about granny getting to see a specialist. Doctors simply can’t afford to keep Medicare patients under this new payment plan. Doctors haven’t received an increase in about a decade as it is.
Obama’s Marxist redistribution includes lowering doctor’s pay to a quarter of what my auto mechanic makes. He wants doctors to make the same as the doctors in Europe. Maybe that’s why we see doctor protests in Israel and inadequate medical care throughout Europe.
We can expect fewer brilliant students to enter medicine and not too many will want any part of Medicare.
Remember when our government was going to launch the doctor spying program? That will return because the Community Organizer-in-Chief will try to force doctors to work for less than what it costs to see the patients.
“…The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MPAC) established by the law to supervise $500 billion in Medicare cuts. MPAC, whose decisions have the force of law, has voted to impose drastic pay cuts on all doctors under Medicare and, by extension, under Medicaid (which tends to follow suit). The cuts will effectively reduce the real pay for specialists by 50% over the next ten years — including a 25% reduction over the next three years — and cut general practitioners’ pay by one-third over ten years (and that assumes that inflation stays down at 3% a year).
MPAC has ruled that specialists must accept a 6% cut in their fees per year for each of the next three years followed by a seven year freeze in their fees without any adjustment for inflation. If inflation stays very low — at 3% per year — this cut amounts to an 18% cut in nominal pay and a 50% cut in real pay for specialists. General practitioners will face a ten year freeze on their pay, reducing their real compensation by one-third assuming ongoing low inflation. Higher inflation, of course, would make the cuts in real pay even more drastic…”