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What a few minutes past the hour now it's stunning new report.
Saying that a number of doctors are not taking new patients under president Obama's new health care law according to a report a government study.
31% of physicians now say they will not accept new patients covered by.
And -- implications because of this doctor Marc Siegel professor of medicine and why you -- go medical center remember the -- -- the Fox News medically team and doctor good morning to you were about to sound like a broken record but for two and a half years you've been telling me one thing.
This is the beginning of the doctor shortage in America this is what the study says.
One in three across the country were not accept new patients covered by Medicaid what -- that mean.
You know the headline here is we're talking all doctors -- previously the study the Center for Studying Health System Change.
I've shown that up to 50% of primary care doctors like me gatekeepers the first guy can say.
We weren't taking new Medicaid patients and I've said on the air here before I can't afford to take Medicaid patients I see many of them for free.
But this study out and health affairs is saying all doctors that means my network is broke into.
Even if I take your Medicaid I might not have an orthopedic -- -- -- why wouldn't you take -- Medicaid.
Well but what's what's the burden on you as a doctor in your -- several things first of all Medicaid pays us a lot less.
And the idea in Obama care of increasing primary care doctors by 10% is a joke that such a tiny amount when you consider Medicaid has the most amount of paperwork.
Medicaid patients have a lot of medical problems as I just set our mind out of a specialist to refer you to so this is hardly surprising.
But it really puts an emphasis on the expansion problem.
If if obamacare expands Medicaid by sixteen million more people need to start and told reporters who are willing to take those patients.
What are they gonna do they're gonna go to the emergency room another thing about this report that's crucial bill is it varies state to state in New Jersey.
Only 40% of physicians are accepting Medicaid in Wyoming.
In Minnesota it's 96%.
Here in Florida it's 56 what does that mean for patient well it means you forget about check.
Does your state have the doctors or doesn't and we were talking after the Supreme Court decision about how some states may very well opt out of the expansion.
But you may be in -- state that doesn't opt out of the expansion.
They stuck -- -- -- -- couple quick to point out that this is total chaos we don't National Center for Health Statistics credible.
Totally corrupt government study government numbers right this is a real number one and what you're saying is that the doctors are saying look what I getting paid to do this war.
The -- works too much we can't get through enough patients turned.
And the return -- our time and investment is not there.
-- your argument you're making.
You better believe it and if I brought -- Medicaid form here and showed it on TV people would not believe how complex businesses.
And I might get paid so thirty dollars for -- visit this so much paperwork to fill out and if we're doing online by a computer it's even more complicated.
It's too much paperwork I don't have the network of doctors to refer to which is what this study shows and they don't pay me enough to keep my office open.
-- 8% of physicians take Medicare.
Take Medicaid the difference is because Medicaid doesn't pay me enough and it's too complicated and -- and then workspace right -- -- -- -- -- and to that point you say the problem only get worse because of that.
Well because because Supreme -- -- -- you can opt in or out of Medicare.
And we don't know what these states are gonna do in five or ten -- But if they opt out as the situation become more -- totally worse and they can afford to pay doctors and fees are gonna go down and it takes ten years to train a doctor so we have the government decided to do something it would take ten years the -- -- -- be filled by nurse practitioners by the way is that well our excellent except for one think they're not plugged into the same networks they don't have the same training I do.
That makes for forecast you can't just a nurse practitioner to the problem and say okay -- -- this this perspective generally it is consultant it is true you've warned about this for two and a half futures and it looks like at least in some states it's becoming true today.
You may have that -- but it doesn't mean you're gonna get axes and we'll look at that thank you -- who received a medical team here at fox thanks pat.
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