This is a Health Care System?

Doctors with Medicare patients will start seeing a 21 percent pay cut this week after Congress failed to defer the cuts by two more years.

link: Doctors face 21 percent cut in Medicare payments

One in five medical claims is processed inaccurately by commercial health insurers, often leaving physicians shortchanged, according to the nation’s largest doctor’s group.

link: The Associated Press: Doctors’ group wants more accuracy from insurers

An out-of-work Michigan woman shot herself in the hope she’d receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury.

link: Michigan Woman Shoots Herself to Get Medical Attention – Incredible Health – FOXNews.com

Millions of cancer survivors have put off getting medical care because they couldn’t afford it, according to a new study.

link: Nation & World | Millions of cancer survivors put off care over cost | Seattle Times Newspaper

Medical costs for U.S. employers will rise by 9 percent in 2011, slightly less than they have risen this year, according to a survey released on Monday. Medicynic: This is progress? Salaries haven’t increased in 10 years. Something’s radically wrong.

link: Rise in employer healthcare costs slowing: survey | Reuters


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