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Marjean Gilbert, West Fargo, Published September 28 2012

Letter: In for same thing in the Midwest?

I would like to share a true story with your readers. My friend is 71 years old, on Medicare and has a reputable Medicare supplement policy. She recently moved to North Carolina. She called 43 physicians (offices and clinics) before she could find one who would see her so she could refill her prescriptions. It was a frightening experience for her.

The responses she received were that they no longer took Medicare patients, and some clearly said it was because of Obamacare. Obviously, their concerns were about the cuts in Medicare reimbursement and huge fines that could be charged should they err in mandatory reporting.

My questions are: Could this happen to us in the Midwest, and should we consider this concern when we vote in November?