The PBS News Hour health unit traveled to Austin, where the Texas Medical Association — one of the few state medical societies tracking the problem — recently found that the number of Texas physicians accepting Medicare patients dropped from 78 percent in 2000 to 58 percent in 2012.
“Patients are having a much harder time finding a doctor who will accept Medicare, in particular primary care physicians,” said the organization’s CEO Lou Goodman. “In Texas, about four million patients are Medicare, and that number is growing because of the baby boomer generation aging into Medicare.”
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