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University of Colorado Clinics Turn Away Medicare/Medicaid

Posted Sep 01 2010 4:05am
The August 27, 2010 Denver Post reports that " Two University Hospital clinics balk at government insurance ".

Specifically, they are turning away patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid -- because they lose money on each one. These patients all have theoretical "coverage", but that's not the same as getting actual medical care.

Medicare and Medicaid are the government-run "universal coverage" programs for the elderly and the indigent, respectively. We can expect to hear about more such problems as the entire country moves towards a system of government "coverage".

(Via @MatthewBowdish .)
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