The Texas Medical Association unveils new statewide physician survey data showing the devastating adjustments to their practice physicians would be forced to make if Congress does not act by January. Only Congress can avert the almost 30-percent cut in Medicare doctor payments scheduled for Jan. 1. Unfortunately, Medicare patients — senior citizens and people with long-term disabilities — and Tricare patients from military families are likely to have coverage but not a physician of their choice.
Physicians: Contact Congress Now:
Contact Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison and your U.S. Representative today. Tell them that no other health care provider or pharmaceutical should get another payment increase until Washington fixes the broken physician payment system.News Coverage:
- "Half of Texas doctors may quit Medicare if cuts enacted, survey finds" Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- "Facing payment cuts, half of Texas doctors surveyed say they'd consider leaving Medicare" Austin American-Statesman
- "Half of Texas Doctors Would Drop Medicare Patients If Cuts Come" KUT-FM News
- "Texas Doctors Oppose Medicare Cuts" KUHF-FM News
- "Half Of Texas Doctors May Drop Medicare If Cuts Enacted, Survey Says," Huffington Post
- "The Problem with Medicare Spending — and the Proposals to Fix It,"
The Texas Tribune