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Monday, September 10, 2012

“Medicaid Is Broken,” Texas Doctors Say


More than two-thirds of Texas physicians surveyed in TMA’s latest survey agree, or strongly agree, with the statement, “Texas Medicaid is broken.” But the nearly 1,200 doctors responding to the survey have a prescription to fix it. Almost 90 percent say, “We need a system for providing health care to low-income Texans with realistic payment, less stifling state bureaucracy, and no fraud-and-abuse witch hunts.” Here’s a snapshot of some physician attitudes toward Texas Medicaid.
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