Cutting provider payments to lower Medicare costs will hurt access
Created on May 22, 2012
Revised and Updated March 22, 2013
Slide 10 | Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform
Ratcheting down Medicare payments to contain the program's cost growth will limit seniors' access to care. Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, already sets provider payment rates far below private insurance, creating similar barriers to care for enrollees.