A Louisiana State Medical Society survey released Monday found many physicians will stop treating or accept no new Medicaid patients because of a recent 10 percent cut in the money they receive to care for the poor.
Two-thirds of those responding to an e-mail survey of society members said the cuts would prompt the changes in their practices.
The Medicaid reimbursement reductions were adopted as part of the Jindal administrationís budget-balancing process for the fiscal year that began July 1. There was a $1.3 billion revenue shortfall projected. The heaviest cuts came in health care and higher education.