According to the Dec. 6 Washington Examiner, 70 percent of Californias doctors, estimated at 104,000, are expected to boycott Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). The president of the California Medical Association told the Examiner, We need some recognition that were doing a service to the community. But we cant do it for free. ... No other business would do that.
The Washington Examiner also reports that one health director warns that enrollment doesnt mean access, because there arent enough doctors to take the low rates of Medicaid. There arent enough primary care physicians as it is. California offers one of the lowest government reimbursement rates in the country 30 percent lower than federal Medicare payments. And reimbursement rates for some procedures are even lower.
Lisa Folberg, CMAs vice president of medical and regulatory policy, says, Some physicians have been put in the network and they were included basically without their permission.
We might have health insurance, but what kind of health care will we be receiving?