My dad, who lives in California, received notices from two of his doctors last week saying they were no longer accepting medicare patients. I asked one of my neighbors, a physician, about it. He said he loses money on most medicare patients and it was just a matter of time before his office stopped acccepting medicare. When I asked him how long until these changes take place, he said, "Two years, maybe three." After that, he said, it will be extremely difficult for anyone on medicare to find a doctor. A few minutes ago I saw this article on Google news. ============================================= http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/20...-doctors-to-stop-accepting-medicare-patients/ In Florida, Obamacare to Cause 27% of Doctors to Stop Accepting Medicare Patients A new survey of physicians has found that 30 percent of doctors in Florida intend to place new or additional limits on accepting Medicare patients, with 27 percent altogether refusing to accept new Medicare patients, because of Obamacareâs impact on the fees that Medicare pays to providers of health-care services. =========================================== Related interesting read: http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/uploads/default/Physicians_Foundation_2012_Biennial_Survey.pdf A SURVEY OF AMERICAâS PHYSICIANS: PRACTICE PATTERNS AND PERSPECTIVES -- Over 52 percent of physicians have limited the access Medicare patients have to their practices or are planning to do so. -- Over 26 percent of physicians have closed their practices to Medicaid patients.