I telephoned my Chiropractor a few days ago. I wanted to make an appointment because my back was hurting. He always took Medicare payments
Generally, I am given an appointment immediately, instead, the receptionist told me to ‘please wait’. I knew then and there that something was amiss. I thought that maybe I had said or done something to upset my chiropractor and wondered what it could have been.
I waited on the telephone, for what seemed like an hour. Actually it was only a few minutes, because the doctor had to finished treating his patient.
It was then that I was told, that he was no longer going to treat any patients who carried Medicare. Oh Woe Is Me!!!
He continued to say that Medicare has decreased the payments to the doctors, and since they are being paid less, and that Medicare takes such a long time paying, they were no longer going to treat patients who have Medicare.
I was, to say it nicely and politely, irate! I pay a lot of money to Medicare, and a few hundred more to have full medical cost coverage. I still pay, but no longer have coverage!
I thought that the new Medicare Plan was going to be better, at least that is what President Obama promised ‘us seniors’. Better for who I wonder, it certainly is not for me or for you, or any senior citizens who opt for Medicare.
We seniors are getting a proverbial shaft. Everyone thinks that we seniors have free Health care coverage – but let me assure you that we do not! Far from it! It costs me a few hundred a month to get my ‘free Medicare.’
Now – the government has cut the amount that they are paying for medical coverage for seniors. If we were smart we would pay the fee the doctors charge- and not pay for Medicare coverage. I betcha we would be ahead of the game.
I wish the Congressmen and Senators who left on their vacation before they passed the bill to increase the fees paid to the doctors. But they did not! Why should they care? They get the best medical coverage there is – and for them it is free.
Seniors should yell and send their Congressmen email, letters or phone calls. Tell them we need the medical treatment, including Chiropractic as well, and that they should pay them more and not less and pay them faster and not at a slow pace.
Lets wake up seniors – show President Obama that we care. And while you are at it, tell them that Medicare should pay for Acupuncture as well! and cut back on all of the prescription drugs that have unbelievable ‘side-effects.
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