Medicare is running out of money fast; the Federal government has made promises to that it cannot keep. The Medicare Trustees report that the program’s unfunded liabilities are $38.6 Trillion
, or $328,404 for Each U.S. household. Seniors who depend on Medicare for their medical care need to be allowed a way out of this failing program, explains AAPS Executive Director Jane Orient, MD in this interview with Michael Ostrolenk about her recent Washington Times editorial, “Boomers to Congress: Let’s Make a Deal”
. Dr. Orient proposes solutions that would empower these citizens to control their own medical decisions and spending instead of being forced to into the bureaucrat-rationed care of an insolvent Federal government.
A GAO study found that Medicare bureaucrats give incorrect answers to physicians’ questions regarding Medicare regulations 96% of the time! If these Medicare “experts” do not understand the rules how can honest physicians be expected to successfully navigate the Medicare regulation labyrinth? Michael Ostrolenk speaks with Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D. about how this “Incompetence-Based Bureaucracy”
is driving good doctors out of practice and preventing patients from receiving the care they need.