How Hard Is It for Alaska’s Medicare Patients to Find Family Doctors?
|dc.contributor.author||Foster, Mark A.|
|dc.description.abstract||In the past few years, Alaskans have been hearing reports that some primary-care doctors won’t see new Medicare patients. Medicare pays these doctors only about two-thirds of what private insurance pays—and that’s after a sizable increase in 2009. But most Americans 65 or older have to use Medicare as their main insurance, even if they also have private insurance. Just how widespread is the problem of Alaska’s primary-care doctors turning away Medicare patients? ISER surveyed hundreds of doctors to find out—and learned that so far there’s a major problem in Anchorage, a noticeable problem in the Mat-Su Borough and Fairbanks, and almost no problem in other areas.||en_US|
|dc.description.sponsorship||University of Alaska Foundation.||en_US|
|dc.publisher||Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage||en_US|
|dc.title||How Hard Is It for Alaska’s Medicare Patients to Find Family Doctors?||en_US|
|dc.title.alternative||UA Research Summary No. 14||en_US|