According to AMA's National Health Insurance Report Card, Medicare denies 6.85 percent of its claims, higher than any private insurer (Aetna was second, denying 6.80 percent of its claims), and more than double any private insurer's average.
What's fascinating is that The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a public option, despite the fact that "some member physicians at the group's annual meeting [in June] likened the notion to communism."
The Obama administration repeats ad nauseum that we need a government option to "keep insurance companies honest" and to make sure they don't deny anyone coverage. Well what does one say about the fact that Medicare denies more claims than private insurers?
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