Remember when the President Obama told us that if we liked our doctors, we could keep them? Well, we now know that this was a lie. However, the extent of how big a lie it was is up for debate. However, it seems that at least in California, is a 70% lie, as that is how many doctors are refusing to participate in ObamaCare plans…
This isn’t some far right wing think tank that’s making this claim. It’s the largest medical association in California:
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange and won’t participate, the head of the state’s largest medical association said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that there’s a high rate of nonparticipation,” said Dr. Richard Thorp, president of the California Medical Association.
“We need some recognition that we’re doing a service to the community. But we can’t do it for free. And we can’t do it at a loss. No other business would do that,” he said.
California offers one of the lowest government reimbursement rates in the country — 30 percent lower than federal Medicare payments. And reimbursement rates for some procedures are even lower.
In other states, Medicare pays doctors $76 for return-office visits. But in California, Medicare’s reimbursement is $24, according to Dr. Theodore M. Mazer, a San Diego ear, nose and throat doctor.
In other states, doctors receive between $500 to $700 to perform a tonsillectomy. In California, they get $160, Mazer added.
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In reality, this shows, once again, that the true purpose of ObamaCare is to create a crisis in the healthcare industry. And, of course, when the government causes a problem, more government always solves it, right?