Recently my husband and I moved to the Seaside area to retire. We love our new home, neighbors and the city. We have unfortunately run into a big problem that I believe many retirees have experienced: We cannot find a health care provider who will take us as new patients.
No reason to list the obvious problem this causes, but what are we to do if we are sick? Drive two hours to our old physician? This is a sad commentary not only on physicians who refuse Medicare patients, but also Medicare for reimbursing at such a low percentage.
Something must give, as the largest percentage of Americans on Medicare need access to local health care. Shame on the government for seeing no value in the elderly, and on physicians for their greed.