Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Texas doctors cut back on helping poor patients - thanks to ObamaCare and slow low payments

AUSTIN, TX - A new survey suggests doctors in Texas are cutting back and are becoming less likely to help poor patients amid complaints about low pay and red tape, showed a survey by the Texas Medical Association provided to The Associated Press Sunday before its Monday release.

Only 31 percent of Texas doctors said they were accepting new patients who rely on Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and disabled. In 2010, the last time the survey was taken, 42 percent of doctors accepted new Medicaid patients. In 2000, that number was 67 percent.

Texas doesn't have enough primary-care doctors to serve the size of the state or its rapid population growth. The doctors' reluctance to take on new Medicaid patients comes at a bad time, since the new federal health care law proposes adding 6 million additional people to the Texas Medicaid rolls with the intent of ensuring every U.S. citizen has access to health insurance. The state ranks last in the nation in terms of percentage of people insured, with 27 percent of Texans without any kind of insurance, according to a March Gallup poll.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

No shit... Obamacare hurts the poor? Aw... Who the fuck knew? Oh, those who told their representatives to NOT vote for it. Passed on party lines: Dems put that in place!

Good share Shaved.

Check this headline:
Survey: 83% of Doctors Considered Quitting Over Obamacare

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-doctors-threaten-quitting/2012/07/09/id/444832

Still like the 'change' you hoped for Liberals? How the fuck does that healthcare reform benefit ANYONE?

Anonymous said...

Shaved the source of some of the drivel you post is the reason you lack credibility.....Sometimes you are worst than the Fibune and the Scum Times rolled in one!

As long as I am wasting part of my life to post this...K. Carpenter was lame back in the 70's. She hasn't gained in popularity...LOL!

Anonymous said...

Texas doesn't have enough primary-care doctors to serve the size of the state or its rapid population growth
That would be no good welfare sucking pieces of trash Mexicans flooding the state

Anonymous said...

Fact is this shit piece of legislation was rushed through Congress so fast hardly anyone read the entire bill or probably even cared to. Obamacare is just a campaign tool to get the poor to reelect Barry. This country is already broke and this program will only help push us over the brink of financial ruin.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama has never really liked Texas. He calls it the state of ten gallon hats and two ounce brains.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama has never really liked Texas. He calls it the state of ten gallon hats and two ounce brains.

Anonymous said...

First of all Texas is fucked up when it comes to health care long before the health care act was passed ,and they just happen to have the dumbest man alive as governor he can't even form complete sentences.

Anonymous said...

Texas wants to succeed let them.

Anonymous said...

To: 2:43 PM
At least they don't have 9% unemployment like Illinois and have a balnced budget with well run public employeees pension system.

Anonymous said...

The mandate says everyone must have health insurance.

However, it does not say that doctors have to accept particular insurances.

Go see some Arab doctor who has his office in a store front.

Anonymous said...

To 2:43PM and 2:44PM...after reading the post of 5:46PM, my question to you is: WHO IS THE DUMMY HERE? It isn't anyone in Texas. IT IS each and every one of us in Illinois for the huge mess we are in, as well as being the laughing stock. Continue to vote for socialists, and you'll get more of the same. It's about time we wise up and vote with our brains and common sense, instead of with the usual "Democratic Party, aka the Socialist/marxist/communist/revolutionary/sharia law-loving Party.

Anonymous said...

Please know that this hurts our retired military personnel also. Retired military are covered under a plan called TriCare. Unfortunately doctors are REQUIRED to accept medicare/medicaid patients if they also want to accept TriCare. Thank you Obama for screwing over those who spent a lifetime protecting this nation.

Eric Blair said...

OBAMACARE IS JUST.LIKE LIFE!

Slow painful early death.

War makes peace.

Freedom is not free.

Pleasure is painful and painful is good.

LONG LIVE BIG LIER "