Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I subscribe to a physician only web site that has a lot of political items in the mix. It has over 100,000 members, well over, I believe. The subject of dropping out of Medicare, and sometimes from all insurance, is a frequent subject. I thought it might be interesting to see the comments (some of them) to one such post.
I am opting out of Medicare
Last week I stopped seeing new Medicare patients. Today, I decided to opt-out completely. The sign in my waiting area reads:
As of October 1, 2010, I will no longer accept Medicare insurance due to the harassment and cuts in payments by the federal government. My fees are very reasonable – please feel free to discuss them with me personally. I would love to continue to care for my Medicare patients, just without the federal government telling me how do my job or how much to get paid.
This is just the beginning of the healthcare reform. Please thank your elected representatives and think carefully how you vote in November.