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  • Jul 27, 2015 03:55 PM
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    The reason most doctors don't accept Medicaid, or limit it, is due to the reimbursement rates. I work in a dental office and if we see an adult with a toothache, do a x-ray and extraction the doctor actually ends up paying a large portion of overhead out of pocket. It does not even cover the expense of employees. Some procedures it pay as low as 25% reimbursement for the fee. So you are saying to FORCE doctors to accept this insurance? Most doctors come out of school more than 100,000.00 in debt the day they graduate, pay over 400,000.00 just to open an office. It's not that the doctors don't want to treat these patients, the doctors would be FORCED into bankruptcy if they had a practice with a large volume of Medicaid. Would you or anyone for that matter want the Government forcing to actually pay out of pocket to work? I do the books at this office, I can tell you it happens more often than you would ever think.