Why Doctors Are Abandoning Medicare

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Two weeks ago the Mayo Clinic shocked the nation when it closed the doors of one of its Arizona clinics to patients on Medicare. Just this past June President Obama himself praised Mayo as a model of medical efficiency noting that Mayo gives “the highest quality care at costs well below the national norm.”

 

If Mayo feels compelled to walk away from this government-run program, others will surely follow…he relationship between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the average working physician has become abusive. Mayo is but the first to make the leap to less government control by closing its doors to some patients on Medicare.

 

FOX News by C.L. Gray, 1/14/10

Tags: Mayo Clinic Arizona, Medicare

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