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Trouble looms ahead for Medicare
Chico Enterprise Record

Where Medicare and doctors are concerned, there’s a little problem and a big problem. Seeing that Medicare pays doctors adequately is a problem, but the larger issue is how to make Medicare itself workable and affordable, said Dr. Richard Thorp, a Paradise physician. Fixing Medicare relates directly to fixing the nation’s entire health care system, since private insurers often use Medicare as a model for coverage and payments, he said in a phone interview.