Patients lose when physician reimbursement is cut

Who cares when you’re making big profits:

Doctors aren’t alone in thinking that something’s wrong when UnitedHealth’s customers can’t afford what the company charges in premiums and doctors can’t stay in business on what it pays in reimbursements. Yet its stockholders are happy and the company’s CEO got paid $1.6 billion in stock options . . .

. . . This is what reduced access to care looks like: inability to find a primary care physician and a strong possibility that when you go to the emergency room, there won’t be a surgeon or other specialist there to help you.