I have lupus and fibro and have 2 drs who dont accept medicare and 1 doesnt accepts HMO's. he's also whay's known as a concierge dr. I pay a fee to use him as my dr and he bills my insurance.I haven't heard anyone around here mention that their doctors don't accept patients on medicare (not saying it doesn't happen, I just don't know of any). My parents have never had an issue with their doctors, but they did have problems with the local hospital and had to use a hospital 30 miles away for awhile. It was ridiculous.
The entire health care system needs overhauled top to bottom.
Somethings needs to be done thats for sure. I pay about 20k a year in copays deductibles etc.
I talk to a lot of sick people who have non-textbook problems. They have a lot of problems even with the canadian, australian, and uk systems. No system is ideal. It seems those with acute health issues have a more positive experience than those with chronic issues.
Healthcare should not be amount large profit margins for the admin (cant think of the word havent slept in 2 days) while family drs are barely getting by. It's a mess