I am now getting inundated with letters from CMS, the goofs that handle Medicare. My doctor payments have been lowered to the point that I can’t see how long these doctors can keep taking Medicare patients. The payments they are going to receive are ridiculous being under the salary of what a Union member does for screwing in a light bulb. In fact the doctors will be getting less than half than that union guy. So what doctor wants to work for peanuts.
Another example is that for injecting me with medicine in two muscles in my shoulder for bursitis/arthritis, the charge was $175. They will receive $4.34 for that by Medicare. Huge difference. This doctor is one of my internists and he moved to the Philippines where his wife is from to practice medicine there with no Obamacide. One doctor out of 3 already gone. The one doctor stopped taking Medicare patients before Obamacide kicked in. He told us he can’t afford to take Medicare patients.
For another example one of my specialist doctors charges $70 for a 20 min.visit. Medicare is now going to pay him $15. and I pay $8. Altogether he gets about $23 for his time. I can’t really see this doctor staying in this business.
Also I’m receiving letters on what equipment they won’t support any longer and the medicine that goes with that. I don’t want to give my personal health information out so I know I’m being a bit vague about that part. Needless to say this equipment, no longer covered has to go.
Now I am wondering once all the doctors won’t take Medicare patients any longer, do we still have to pay our Medicare payments every month? You get forced into it after you retire, but I have no idea if you can stop paying into it once it no longer covers seniors care. Since the government takes it right out of your SS check before you get it I don’t know how to stop paying it or if you can. Does anyone have the answer to that one?