We live in a relatively poor state, and the state's very low tax structure cannot support their costs of providing Medicaid for children. A large percentage of children especially are on Medicaid in this state.
Our grandson's on Medicaid, and his physician was notified last week that Medicaid payouts are dropping 30% starting immediately. We have no idea what that's going to mean to the clinic's staffing, time to get an appointment, etc.
If I was going to have an almost 30% reduction in revenue, I'd be looking for a hospital to buy out my practice. They're the only ones dumb enough to want to own a pediatrician practice here.