Fewer Physicians Accepting Medicare Patients.

According to health experts, fewer American physicians are treating Medicare patients due to frustration with the program’s payment rates and rules, the Wall Street Journal (7/29, A1, Beck, Subscription Publication) reports in a front-page story. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed that the number of physicians who opted out of Medicare last year almost tripled from three years ago. Although officials claimed that the number of physicians withdrawing from the program is not expected to undermine the ACA, they warned that Medicare patients may have a hard time finding a doctor who do accept their benefits.

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— “More Doctors Steer Clear of Medicare, The Wall Street Journal, July 29, 2013.

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