You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?
(By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault :))
There are many other similar specialists around, but none of them have been schooled and certified for working for children. This particular doctor has helped hundreds of rheumatology patients – all kids – deal with the pain and suffering associated with their various arthritic conditions. (We happen to know one of the patients who this doctor has helped).
Recently, a major company in the area – who employs thousands – changed their insurance plan from a plan they apparently had for quite some time, to another plan that better complies with ObamaCare (The Horrible Care Act). Unfortunately for this doctor – and the dozens of children he treats – this new health care plan does not include him in their network of “preferred” providers.
In other words, this company’s insurance carrier will no longer pay for this doctor’s services.
So, what does this mean? Well, the new insurance company has substituted another rheumatiologist, who does not have pediatric experience, for the doctor in my wife’s medical office.
So much for the promise of keeping your preferred insurance policy.
So much for the promise of keeping your doctor.
The biggest problem here is that the parents of these children, who believe in this doctor and his methods, have only two choices – keep their current doctor and pay higher prices, or go with the “network” doctor and risk losing whatever gains have been made for their children under his care.
There is no third (or fourth or fifth) choice here.
Upset parents have been frantically calling the doctor’s office asking for some kind of help. The office has contacted the new insurance company, and practically begged for inclusion in the network, but to no avail. When questioned about the qualifications of the substitute provider and the pediatric certification issues, the insurance carrier has basically said, “Sorry”.
That’s not the answer the parents (or the doctor) want to hear.
And now, I understand a bunch of Democratic Senators are introducing a “You can keep your plan” bill that will basically tell the insurance companies to “not comply” with the ObamaCare regulations. (Like, Congress was ever intended to be dealing with this kind of crap. Riiight).
Too little, too late.
This whole business sucks. Big time.
- Quacks like ObamaCare, Waddles like ObamaCare … Must be Socialism(stoshwolfen.com)
- Obamacare Has 1,500,000 Health Insurance Policy Cancellations With Millions More Coming(aworldchaos.wordpress.com)
- Jay Carney Berates Insurance Companies For Complying With Obamacare(townhall.com)
- Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare(health.usnews.com)
- 10 Signs That Obamacare Is Going To Wreck The U.S. Economy(blacklistednews.com)
- Survey: N.Y. Doctors Adamantly Oppose ObamaCare(rinf.com)