Have you heard of the "doc fix bill" to be considered by the House this week? If not, here's the lowdown: this proposed legislation would stop planned cuts to physician reimbursements under Medicare. If the bill isn't passed and these cuts are made, payments to doctors will be cut by 21% starting in January (and more reductions to follow), making providers less likely to accept Medicare patients. In result, many older Americans could lose their physicians.
Check out the American Medical Association's President Dr. J. James Rohack talking to Inside E Street at AARP about how the "Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act" would help older folks get better care.