Mayo says no to Medicare at Arizona facility

My guess is Medicare patients overwhelm this operation simply because it is Arizona, home to retirees. It’s also my guess we will see more of this in areas where the over 65 crowd decided to congregate, whether that’s a region that retirees love to move to (Florida) or where young people have just picked up and left for lower tax states, leaving that state with an aging population (Connecticut). Mayo says not now … but …

More than 3,000 patients eligible for Medicare, the government’s largest health-insurance program, will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at a Mayo family clinic in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix, said Michael Yardley, a Mayo spokesman. The decision, which Yardley called a two-year pilot project, won’t affect other Mayo facilities in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Remember, your Democrat Congress wants to solve America’s Health Care problem by putting middle class America on Medicare and Medicaid. But just because you are covered doesn’t mean you will get care … unless you also have cash … like Senators …. who are like Revolutionary war heroes.

“Many physicians have said, ‘I simply cannot afford to keep taking care of Medicare patients,’” said Heim, a family doctor who practices in Laurinburg, North Carolina. “If you truly know your business costs and you are losing money, it doesn’t make sense to do more of it.”

And I thought I would include this just for chuckles.

2 replies
  1. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    How does a doctor who practices family medicine in North Carolina fit into the Mayo Clinic story in AZ? Is he planning to move to AZ and work at the Mayo Clinic?

  2. donh
    donh says:

    This is Democrats playing politics with people's lives. Florida gets a special deal for the elderly  because they need a vote from a Democrat Senator. However, because AZ is represented by John McCain who had the Audacity to run for President against Obama, every poor elderly person has to die quickly or move out of state to get healthcare…Never mind that many of those elderly are democrats who voted for Obama …"payback is a bitch"  is the greater moral rule of Obama's  fascist  tyranny.

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