Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients

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    Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients - Bloomberg.com
     
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    Ahh that might slow the retirement community growth in AZ a bit.
     
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    It lost $840 million last year on Medicare??? Can't Obama just print more money?
     
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    maybe, but the snow-bird industry has been going on in AZ since before mayo had a clinic here.

    A lot of Az residents go to mexico for healthcare-10cents on the dollar for the same service, drugs even cheaper.

    The Canadians who's doctor told them that one more winter in british columbia was going to kill them so they come south might quit coming. But that won't be a bad thing they are grouchy and rude.....
     
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    Yaah, I lived in FL and the next subdivision over seemed to be made up of NY retirees. Such a rude place.

    I had not thought of the border and mexican healthare. Thanks for that info.

    But for states that depend heavially on snowbirds and retirees the reductions in DR's accepting medicare patients will be a finiancial drag on the state. A fair bit of their economy depends on medicare dollars.
     
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    While not a good indication as to the condition of Medicare in general, I rather doubt that Banner, or John C. Lincoln, or any of the LARGE number of people that serve the Senior community in places like Sun City and elsewhere will stop taking Medicare anytime soon, nor will it curb the number of snow-birds here. What is happening though, is a problem in primary care and Doctors accepting Medicaid and Medicare as a form of payment for new patients and that doesn't bode well for any bill that plans to put patients into a system that has low levels of paymens to Doctiors.

    New figures Wednesday from the U.S. Census Bureau show the state posted its lowest rate of population growth since the beginning of the decade.

    And the big reason is that net migration to Arizona from elsewhere in the country slowed to a virtual crawl in the 12 months ending July 1. The population grew barely more than 15,000, from “snowbirds’’ and others.
    Arizona population growth slows down | State News | eastvalleytribune.com

    It appears the only segment of Arizona thats actually growing is the snowbrids and not by much , even our Illegal population is most likely getting smaller because of the lack of construction here.
     
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    They should hold the Mayo responsible for this outrage.

    Hold the Mayo.

    Hello...?

    :D
     
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    And Obama and the Democrats plan to cut payments and allowed treatments from Medicare even MORE. Go figure.
     

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