Skip to comments.Doctors, doctors everywhere, but not a one to see you (under Obamacare exchange coverage)
Posted on 09/15/2013 2:46:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Death Panels by a thousand cuts.
No one could have seen this coming, no one.
From the L.A. Times, that hotbed of right-wing scare-tactics, Insurers limiting doctors, hospitals in health insurance market:
The doctor cant see you now.
Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obamas Affordable Care Act.
To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the states new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.
New data reveal the extent of those cuts in California, a crucial test bed for the federal healthcare law.
These diminished medical networks are fueling growing concerns that many patients will still struggle to get care despite the nations biggest healthcare expansion in half a century.
Consumers could see long wait times, a scarcity of specialists and loss of a longtime doctor.
These narrow networks wont work because they cut off access for patients, said Dr. Richard Baker, executive director of the Urban Health Institute at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. We dont want this to become a roadblock.
Welcome to the new normal.
Excuse me a second. I think that is my free Obamaphone ringing again to let me know my free EBT Card has been refilled, or my free Section 8 Housing voucher is ready for pickup, along with my free public transportation passes, and my new free Medicaid ID. They say it won't be necessary for voting, though, so those wonderful people running the country up at Obama's Stash are keeping things very simple for us.
America! Is this a great country, or what!!??
When the state owned press reports that everything is wonderful individuals will think “I must be the only one who’s unhappy.”
The other benefit of Indians opening medical clinics - there are reservations scattered across the country. Even small ones in the East could find large customer bases. And the private medical care paid by gringos could subsidize decent medical care for Native Americans, versus the Native American health services today where they jokingly say not to get sick past March due to lack of funds.
And unlike building a refinery, medical practitioners could relocate to the reservations in a matter of weeks or months.
Excellent idea. Another irony would be the people who have suffered under the administration of the Indian Health Service (IHS) might be the salvation of the rest of us.
I believe the insurance companies decide that.
Many of the best doctors are approaching retirement age.
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