3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare

What physicians need to know about the Affordable Care Act to run their practice.

Doctor looking into her patients ears with an instrument

Metaxas pointed out that there was a difference between patients who were unable to pay their medical bills – patients he says doctors are morally obligated to treat – and patients who simply refuse to pay their bills. Under the former model, doctors turned everything unpaid over to a collections agency after sending multiple bills and reminders by mail. A new system could allow doctors to differentiate between those who can't pay their bills and those who simply won't.

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