Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of thetotal number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In January, an estimated 70% of California's physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.
Here are some of the reasons why:
1. Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar - they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. "It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60," a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. "For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California's Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement byup to 40 percent."
2. Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that's not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. "Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay," says the study.
The study also points to two reasons that doctors might not get paid at all:
3. An MGMA study indicates that 75% of ACA patients that had seen doctors had chosen plans with high deductibles. Given that most of the patients are low-income, doctors are concerned that the patients cannot meet the deductibles and they will get stuck with the bill.
4. HHS requires that insurers cover customers for an additional 90 days after they have stopped paying their premiums: the insurer covers the first 30 - but, it's up to the doctor to recoup payment for the last 60 days. This is thenumber one reason providers are opting to not participate in the exchange plans. Currently, about a million people have failed to pay their premiums and had their plans canceled.
So, Obamacare is asking doctors to take on sicker patients for less money, with the risk of not getting paid at all? No wonder doctors are running from these plans!
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The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) annual Orwellian “flu season” brainwashing fest is about to begin. Flu fear mongering and alarming flu statistics will soon be bombarding the air waves, a massive Big Pharma media marketing blitz masquerading as science with one purpose: to drive the American people to unthinkingly roll up their sleeves and get the toxic flu jab.
The media in conjunction with the CDC will ratchet up the public’s fear with almost daily worst case-scenario flu outbreak advisories while simultaneously pushing the solution: Big Pharma’s unproven flu vaccine.
Is there really such a thing as a Flu season? Spring, summer, fall and winter; these are real seasons. There are no other seasons. The flu season is a ruse. It’s a marketing ploy that was invented by “Madison Avenue” to sell vaccines.
But what about those nasty invisible germs that are conspiring at the same time each year to target and infect you? Those super flu bugs that travel halfway around the world and miraculously manage to kill the same number of people in the USA year after year?
A Closer Look at the ‘Flu Season’
To insure maximum vaccination compliance, official statistical pronouncements like the etched in stone 36,000 annual deaths from the flu will be trotted out again and again. The subtext is clear: You could die from the flu; after all 36,000 hapless people die every year and you could be one of them. Not to fret though, we have the answer; we can save you, but only if you get your flu shot ASAP.
Here’s a little secret the CDC does not want you to know. The 36,000 annual deaths from flu figure is manufactured; a total myth; a lie. The CDC created this annual bogus death toll by surreptitiously lumping both flu and pneumonia deaths into one tidy category. Their logic was based on the convenient assumption that pneumonia deaths stem from complications of the flu. That assumption is absurd. Pneumonia has a number of documented causes.
A 2005, report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ online) by Peter Doshi, PhD, blew the lid off the CDC’s claim that 36,000 died from the flu annually. After careful analysis Doshi revealed, “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).”
He arrived at the figures by separating out so called flu deaths from pneumonia deaths. So called flu deaths because an analysis of the 2001 flu and pneumonia deaths data showed only 18 people actually died from the flu. Only 18 were confirmed to had have a flu virus. 
The Annual Flu Shot is a Big Pharma Money Making Racket
“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine, thus far developed, is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.” – FDA former Chief Vaccine Control Officer Dr. J. Anthony Morris.
Dr. Anthony made this candid pronouncement during the infamous fake 1976 “swine flu” epidemic scare. That’s when the authorities relentlessly urged fearful and compliant Americans into getting a swine flu vaccine, as they claimed it was the only way Americans could protect themselves from this deadly flu bug. The result of the 1976 vaccination campaign was tragic to say the least.
“The pharmaceutical industry convinced President Gerald Ford to give them legal immunity from the Swine Flu vaccine which was rushed to market in 1976, and to lead the PR campaign to convince Americans to get the vaccine. More people died from the vaccine than from the flu.”
Millions of terrified Americans believed the hype and rolled up their sleeves. The result was that more than 500 people developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a severe paralytic disease after the shot and at least 300 people died from vaccine injuries. 
There were over 4,000 reported adverse events from the vaccines, which forced the campaign to shut down within a year. Of course these are only reported adverse effects from the vaccine, we will never know the full extent of vaccine injuries. Worse yet, the flu epidemic was a dud; it never materialized. But that was then. Surely things have changed for the better regarding Flu vaccines. Not really.
For example, in 2009 Desiree Jennings, a Washington Redskins cheerleader suffered a paralyzing nerve disorder called dystonia 10 days after receiving a seasonal flu shot at a local drug store. To add insult to injury a concerted effort was made to discredit her story. 
News clip of Desiree’s healing process with holistic MD Dr. Bashard:
Powerful Profile of a Another Flu Vaccine Victim:
The Vaccine Injury Law Project is a team of lawyers who specialize in flu vaccine injuries. They state on their website: Both the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine and the more traditional flu shot have been associated with causing the following serious, long term adverse effects: 
“According to the Department of Justice, the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the U. S. based on settled cases for vaccine injuries.”
The last report issued in 2013 by the Department of Justice (Vaccine Court), for compensation made by the Health and Human Services for people injured or killed by vaccines, was released in December 2013, covering the period of 8/16/2013 through 11/15/2013.
There were 139 claims settled during this time period, with 70 of them being compensated. So, just over 50% of the claims filed for vaccine damages were compensated during this period. Once again, the greatest percentage of damages compensated were for the influenza vaccine, and most of those were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).
Yet these facts, tucked away in a file on the Department of Health and Human Services website, are never reported in the mainstream media. So we will report them here. Of the 70 cases compensated, 42 of them were for the flu vaccine, or 60% of the cases settled where compensation was awarded for injury or death due to the vaccine. 
Why do drug companies push the flu vaccine? “It’s all about money,” says Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon and author of several books. “Vaccines are a pharmaceutical company’s dream. They have a product that both the government and the media will help them sell, and since vaccines are protected, they can’t be sued if anyone has a complication.”  Have you ever looked at what is actually in a flu vaccine? Peruse the CDC’s vaccine ingredients list HERE. Follow this link to learn more: 11 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu Itself
Flu Vaccine Exposed: Think Twice!
It’s not that there’s a ‘flu season’ per se; more realistically, it’s that there are lots of people with weakened immune systems from a variety of reasons and weak immune systems have a difficult time making the transition from a warm season to a cool season. Moreover, less time spent outdoors and less exposure to sunshine can lead to a decrease in vitamin D production.
Each year more studies are solidifying the link between low vitamin D levels and the onslaught of colds, influenza and other respiratory tract infections. In fact, Vitamin D blood levels are at their lowest point during the so-called flu season. Vitamin D is effective as a flu preventive. Some also claim it works well as a treatment option. 
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has a different take on the “flu season” and the reasons why many people succumb to colds, flu, and other respiratory problems at that time. It has to do with the change of seasons and the status of ones immune system.
According to TCM: “It takes energy to shift from one season to the next and if the body’s immune system is already slightly weakened, a cold, virus or allergy has a better chance to take hold.” 
Instead of toxifying your body with a dangerous and unproven vaccine, why not support and strengthen your immune system and “inner terrain.” A quote from Dr. Robert Young’s book Sick and Tired? explains succinctly what really causes disease.
“If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat—diseased tissue— rather than being the cause of the diseased tissue; e.g., mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant.” – Rudolph Virchow (Father of Pathology)
In his book Quantum Healing, Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, shares a study where the influenza virus was isolated and implanted directly onto the mucous membranes of a group of subjects, and only 12% of them got the flu. The study clearly demonstrated that a strong immune system and the inner terrain is the key to health and prevention of disease. 
Start by avoiding processed foods and eat a mostly organic, whole food, plant based diet that’s nutrient rich. Maintain a healthy gut; 80% of immunity is in the digestive tract 
Be sure to include food based probiotics as part of your daily routine preferably a DIY kefir beverage. Many people find they need to boost their digestive fire in the fall and winter months. Swedish bitters, digestive enzymes, or sipping on warm ginger tea during a meal can be helpful.
Optimize vitamin D levels, supplement daily with adequate levels of vitamin C, eat food rich in zinc like: pumpkin seeds, spinach, oysters, nuts, and beans. Get sufficient rest. Stay hydrated. Minimize stress and be sure to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine.
Paul Fassais a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.