Health CareIssues

Keep Patients Healthy, and Doctors Sane

Obamacare has ripped the invisibility cloak off millions of people who ignored signs of deteriorating health until the consequences were irreversible. But, in case you haven’t been listening to talk radio, Obamacare is not perfect. Small communities such as mine must cope with thousands of patients who need specialty care at Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates. Many doctors are straining to treat urgent and expensive problems while paying rising office overhead — higher in part because meeting new regulations demands more software and staff time. As a consequence, some now cap the number of Medicaid patients they accept in their practice