At his Hartford, Conn., office, Dr. Doug Gerard conducts a routine exam on a patient complaining of joint pain. For a quick visit like this, a private insurer would reimburse Gerard $100 or more. For the same visit, Medicare pays less—about $80. The new private plans under the Affordable Care Act would pay Gerard something in between, but closer to the lower Medicare rates. That's not something he's willing to accept.
Some doctors unhappy with lower-paying exchange health plans
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