Medicaid “Gravy Train” Comes to an End

Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends – Yahoo Finance.

To improve access for the poor, the health law increased Medicaid fees for frontline primary care doctors for two years, 2013 and 2014, with Washington paying the full cost. The goal was to bring rates up to what Medicare pays for similar services. But that boost expires Jan. 1, and efforts to secure even a temporary extension from Congress appear thwarted by the politically toxic debate over “Obamacare.”

Not that it was much of a gravy train, but it’s a lot less going forward.


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