Christopher C. - Boise

Right now there is not a single Psychiatrist in the Boise Valley that will accept a Medicare patient. Not One! There hasn't been for years. In 1996 I was lucky enough to find an Internal Medicine Physician that agreed to take over my current treatment because there was nobody else who would and he knew it. That was four years ago. Four years of receiving 50% of his usual fee because he is seeing me for mental health reasons. Most doctors lie to get the full 80% but my doctor just takes the loss. I don't know if he will continue to see me if he loses over 20% of the miniscule amount Medicare pays him now.