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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    or would they simply raise their prices across the board to cover it?
    What would that do? When the provider agrees to accept something like Blue Cross Blue Shield, they agree to a fee schedule that dictates the maximum amount they'll be reimbursed. If it's $100 for an exam, they can bill for $200, or $2000, but they'll only get the $100 they agreed to.

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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    What would that do? When the provider agrees to accept something like Blue Cross Blue Shield, they agree to a fee schedule that dictates the maximum amount they'll be reimbursed. If it's $100 for an exam, they can bill for $200, or $2000, but they'll only get the $100 they agreed to.
    Yep, and that is why you sign that wonderful disclaimer upon seeing the doc, that states that YOU are responsible for that which is not covered, or paid by insurance carriers....Medicare, and people on fixed incomes don't have that...
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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It was Obama's plan. Jesus.



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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Two wrongs do not make it right. Not a time for gloating IMO

    Of course not....NO criticizing, NO mocking, NO bad reporting on Obama (even if accurate), nothing negative what so ever should ever be directed at "the One"....
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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Of course not....NO criticizing, NO mocking, NO bad reporting on Obama (even if accurate), nothing negative what so ever should ever be directed at "the One"....
    I just critized him on the sequester. I guess you missed it. The squester was WRONG thus the two wrongs, but I still think gloating is inappropriate by Boehner and others.
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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    Two wrongs do not make it right. Not a time for gloating IMO
    Obama wanted it, got it passed in congress and signed it into law. Sequestration was/is Obama's puppy all the way.
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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Great....Now we see the propensity of our politicians to make things as painful on us as they can, while they go on vacation, and live it up like elites....

    This is just criminal.
    I guess the $500 billion syphoned out of Medicare to fund Obamacare had nothing to do with the number of doctors refusing to take Medicare patients? I guess all those people who warned that reducing the amount of money that Medicare paid for services would cause more and more doctors to stop taking Medicare patients were just blowing smoke, right?

    Wonderful to have the sequester to blame for Obama administration incompetence. No help for cancer patients - sequester. Job growth pathetic in March - sequester. Obama missed 20 out of 22 jumpshots - sequester.

    No need to look behind the curtain folks, nothing to see there.

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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I guess the $500 billion syphoned out of Medicare to fund Obamacare had nothing to do with the number of doctors refusing to take Medicare patients? I guess all those people who warned that reducing the amount of money that Medicare paid for services would cause more and more doctors to stop taking Medicare patients were just blowing smoke, right?

    Wonderful to have the sequester to blame for Obama administration incompetence. No help for cancer patients - sequester. Job growth pathetic in March - sequester. Obama missed 20 out of 22 jumpshots - sequester.

    No need to look behind the curtain folks, nothing to see there.
    actually it was closer to $700 billion

    funny how a $700 billion reduction had no effect, but a 2% cut due to sequestration is devestating
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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I guess the $500 billion syphoned out of Medicare to fund Obamacare had nothing to do with the number of doctors refusing to take Medicare patients? I guess all those people who warned that reducing the amount of money that Medicare paid for services would cause more and more doctors to stop taking Medicare patients were just blowing smoke, right?

    Wonderful to have the sequester to blame for Obama administration incompetence. No help for cancer patients - sequester. Job growth pathetic in March - sequester. Obama missed 20 out of 22 jumpshots - sequester.

    No need to look behind the curtain folks, nothing to see there.
    Good afternoon, CJ.

    Looking at the job numbers this morning was disheartening. I guess the man behind the curtain has already taken off in the hot-air balloon---just like in the Wizard of Oz, and we are now on our own! Maybe if the folks in DC worked a little harder on behalf of the people who elected them, instead of what we are seeing?...HA!... I might as well make a wish on a star...I'll get the same results.....

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    Re: Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequest

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, CJ.

    Looking at the job numbers this morning was disheartening. I guess the man behind the curtain has already taken off in the hot-air balloon---just like in the Wizard of Oz, and we are now on our own! Maybe if the folks in DC worked a little harder on behalf of the people who elected them, instead of what we are seeing?...HA!... I might as well make a wish on a star...I'll get the same results.....
    and somehow...it is still "ALL BUSH'S FAULT"
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