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Survey: Doctors May Not Participate in Obamacare Exchange Plans
Posted By Chris Jacobs On October 10, 2013 @ 5:18 pm In Front Page,Obamacare | Comments Disabled
A recent survey covering more than 1,000 physician practices confirms what many experts had feared—many doctors will not participate  in Obamacare’s exchanges.
The survey was conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), a trade group representing multi-physician medical practices. The results  are in, and they’re unambiguous:
The study’s results are even more surprising given the source of the study. MGMA represents many integrated physician practices, including famous practices like the Mayo Clinic. The Obama Administration has held out these types of integrated practices as the prototype for the accountable care organization (ACO) model created in Obamacare . Yet these practices, which the Administration views as part of the future of health care, along with many other doctors and hospitals, may decide not to participate  in Obamacare exchange plans.
Giving millions of Americans an insurance card that does not provide access to care represents an empty promise, not health “reform.” It’s one more reason why Congress needs to stop this unworkable law  and focus on better reforms that can actually help patients.
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 many doctors will not participate: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/23/obamacare-the-doctor-wont-see-you-now/
 results: http://www.mgma.com/WorkArea/mgma_downloadasset.aspx?id=1375747
 created in Obamacare: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/01/obamacares-aco-conundrum/
 stop this unworkable law: http://obamacare.heritage.org/
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