For most doctors, Medicaid patients are a losing proposition.
It’s hard to find anybody opposed to healthcare for the poor.
In the past, most doctors took on Medicaid patients –- which were relatively few in number — as a public service.
Some took Medicaid patients to fill empty appointment slots and, thus, increase capacity utilization (think, airlines filling empty seats).
But, an increasing number of doctors are demotivated to serve Medicaid patients.
What’s the problem?