“Obama had said I could keep my doctor. Now they’re doing away with my doctor. They kicked him out!” [Darleen Click]
ObamaCare’s gutting of Medicare Advantage marches on
Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape under ObamaCare.
That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.
New York State Medical Society President Sam Unterricht is demanding a congressional probe after learning that one health carrier alone, UnitedHealthcare, is terminating contracts with up to 2,100 doctors serving 8,000 Medicare Advantage patients in the New York metro region.
The are 2.6 million elderly New Yorkers who receive Medicare, the public heath-insurance program for the elderly.
But one in three patients — nearly 900,000 — are enrolled in Advantage, Medicare HMOs run by private insurers.
Of course, Obama apparatchiks and cronies, like AARP, put the blame on “private insurers”
AARP Associate Director Shaun Flynn said Medicare Advantage is a popular program but cautioned it’s privately run, and insurers — not patients — decide which doctors participate.
‘It’s a case of buyer beware,” he said.
AARP, it should be noted, supported ObamaCare specifically because it was going to squash its competition and give AARP a windfall of $2.8 billion. Not to mention that AARP is in the thick of outreach and education.
Fascism has its rewards for the cronies.
Tags: death panels, medicare, medicare advantage, obamacare