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Mary Gray R. - Austin

I've already lost one doctor who decided to stop accepting Medicare reimbursement. Please don't cut payments again.

Lisa S. - Austin

I am having trouble finding new doctors for my 85 year old mother right now. It will be nearly impossible if the cuts go through.

Andrew S. - Austin

Having cared for my elderly father as he died from Lou Gehrig's Disease, I am now taking care of my mother as she is destroyed by Parkinson's. I have seen firsthand the importance of Medicare for old people.

Jeannie G. - Fort Worth

As one of your constituents and a Medicare user, I am emphatically opposed to cutting payments to our (already limited number of) doctors! I demand that action be taken to stop such idiocy at once! Thank you.

M.L. M. - Houston

As an over-65 American I resent being forced to give up my trusted family doctor whose practice has dropped out of Medicare because the reduced payments no longer meet their expenses. My only other option would be to enroll in a subsidized for-profit plan.

Barbie R. - Austin

The doctor I work for is seriously considering withdrawing from Medicare if the cuts happen. Medicare patients are more than 50% of our practice and we would have to let staff go. We provide a service that is needed and not a lot of doctors can do it. Where will our Medicare patients go if we stop taking Medicare?

Tess G. - Wichita Falls

My husband and I are seniors. My husband is retired from the Air Force. He defended our country in tw wars. Korea and Viet Nam. He was injured in both. Now he depends on Medicare and TRICARE. Without these he would have nothing, and with his health problems he wouldn't survive. I have Medicare and a supplementary health plan. I am retired because I can't work and take care of my husband full time. Thank you for voting against these cuts.

Patricia P. - Kerrville

This country needs a health care plan; the Republicans are not offering any plan just obstructing any progress. Do NOT punish the doctors and do not lower medicare payments; seniors will be unable to find physicians and family practice docs are losing money. It is the INSURANCE companies and drug companies who are scaming the public. Make a change NOW.

Michelle B. - San Antonio

It's my Mom's story. She lives in a rural town in Ga and the only dr she can get is a quack. She has tried many others but they do not accept medicade. She has suffered 1 heart attack already,plus ahs a degenerative spine.It's really sad when there is no where to turn. If they do more cuts I am so worried about what will happen to her.

Jeff S. - Joshua

I would like to know if the congressmen and women are also going to
receive a 21% reduction to their pay to help out in this economic down
time, since they feel we(physicians) need to have a cut to help in this
downturn time.

Jeff Schlueter, DO AOBNP

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