January 11, 2010

Medicare and the Mayo Clinic

By Kelley Luckstein

The famous hospital will no longer take some senior patients. President Obama last year praised the Mayo Clinic as a "classic example" of how a health-care provider can offer "better outcomes" at lower cost. Then what should Americans think about the famous Minnesota medical center's decision to take fewer Medicare patients? Specifically, Mayo said last week it will no longer accept Medicare patients at one of its primary care clinics in Arizona. Mayo said the decision is part of a two-year pilot program to determine if it should also drop Medicare patients at other facilities in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, which serve more than 500,000 seniors.


Wall Street Journal (Opinion), 1/7/10


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Frugal Retirement Living

A More Conservative Union

Charlotte Conservative

Healthcare Network Insider

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Jeff Jacoby.com

 St. Augustine.com

Patriot Post


Dakota Voice

Tags: Finanical, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Medicare

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