Expecting the worst from reform.Physicians believe that they and their patients both will do worse under health care reform, a survey shows. The poll of 600 physicians by the research consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
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U.S. government programs in effect since 1966. Medicare covers most people 65 or older and those with long-term disabilities. Part A, a hospital insurance plan, also pays for home health visits and hospice care. patients after 2014. Four of five primary care physicians said their patients also are concerned that they'll be negatively affected by the law, and most physicians say the reforms won't allow them to do a better job meeting patients' needs. Still, only 39% of primary care physicians say they're "totally familiar" with the provisions contained in the health care reform law, according to according to
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