Medicare Case Solution

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Many healthcare facilities do not accept Medicare, or they limit the number of medicare patients that they will treat. This is because Medicare pays the doctors of those facilities a lot less than they would get from a normal patient not with Medicare. Because they make less from doing the same work, they decide to make themselves less accessible to these patients with Medicare. Doctors that actually do provide for Medicare are paid these pre-determined fees for each task, and therefore it doesn’t matter if they provide high quality care or low quality care, they are being paid the same amount (How Entrepreneurs Could Solve Medicare 's Problems). Recipients of Medicare can be paying up to three different sets of premiums and they have great …show more content…
Indeed, Medicare is already spending way more than they should be, however if we continue to pay the Medicare providers so much less than we should be paying them, the access and the quality will remain mediocre. If we had enough money to do so, we should pay the providers the standard price that they demand. However seeing that we do not have enough money to do so, we should provide some sort of incentive that makes providers want to treat Medicare patients and makes them want to provide quality care. Paying the standard price of the service to the providers makes certain that more companies and healthcare facilities will accept medicare. However it does not quite ensure that they will be receiving the quality of care that they …show more content…
Seeing that there are so many more programs and additional things that we need to fund it makes it very difficult to decrease the spending of Medicare. Decreasing the spending of medicare would clearly help with our financial situation, however decreasing the amount that we are spending is not a reasonable solution. It only makes sense that we would naturally spend even more because of the amount of people beginning to use the benefits of Medicare. One possibility to help this problem would be to cease the increasing spending of Medicare. This does not mean that we will be decreasing the spending of Medicare, but we will be spending as much as we are now and that is all. We need to be able to set a budget and actually follow that budget. That means if we wanted to fund the other programs previously mentioned, we would have to find ways to fund Medicare further to ensure that we do not spend more that our budget allows. We need to develop a way to generate more income to fund this program of

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