This isn’t hearsay. I didn’t see it on Facebook or on Fox News. I heard it from a frustrated staff person in my doctor’s office last week when I was there. She was saying how Congress may enact 10 percent Medicare payment cuts to physicians beginning Jan. 1, and that small offices like theirs would be devastated by more Medicare cuts.This is especially true after all the pandemic protocols they have had to facilitate.   

It frightened me, because we love our primary care doctor. It would be so traumatic to lose him. Doctors have to make a decent living, too, you know. They spend an inordinate amount of time in school and training to become one. Ours is a rare breed. He has not gone over to a big group or aligned with a hospital like so many have. If you call and are sick, he does his best to see you.  

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