Medi-Cal and Medicare reimbursements to this ENT physician gets delayed (due to bureaucracy, big surprise), so he quits seeing these patients:
Poirier said he drew down his personal savings to cover $6,000 to $7,000 in monthly expenses for rent, office staff and other bills while waiting for the government reimbursements. Medi-Cal and Medicare each owe him about $30,000, he said. About 70 percent of his patients were in the government health programs, he said.
Yup, Medicare-for-all looks really good right about now.