Wednesday, September 1, 2010

University of Colorado Clinics Turn Away Medicare/Medicaid

The August 27, 2010 Denver Post reports that "Two University Hospital clinics balk at government insurance".

Specifically, they are turning away patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid -- because they lose money on each one. These patients all have theoretical "coverage", but that's not the same as getting actual medical care.

Medicare and Medicaid are the government-run "universal coverage" programs for the elderly and the indigent, respectively. We can expect to hear about more such problems as the entire country moves towards a system of government "coverage".

(Via @MatthewBowdish.)