Ocare Enrollees Have Trouble Finding In-network Doctors

Surprise?

(LA Times) After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office.

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.

Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients — and even doctors — as frustrations mount.

Part of this is bad information and bad websites, and insurance companies being overwhelmed. But, it also goes to losing your doctor

Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.

But when she went to her oncologist’s office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

Well, you just continue being a fan and putting that shield over Obama’s posterior. And not sleeping, because you lost your doctor, unlike what Obama promised.

Another person in the article referred to it as a “phantom network”.

Last week, the California Assembly approved legislation enabling people who lost coverage because of the overhaul to keep seeing their doctors if they’re pregnant or undergoing treatment for cancer or other conditions.

If you have to pass a law to keep people from losing their insurance due to the previous plan you supported, doesn’t say much about the original law, eh?

Nationwide, about 70% of new insurance plans under the healthcare law feature relatively narrow hospital networks compared with many existing plans, according to consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Ocare is about cost savings, not expansion, and due to this idiocy people’s “choice” will be severely restricted.

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  2. ReFrozen_Spring_Gumballs says:

    So, states are passing laws in violation of and opposition to federal OCare law and again, no one is opposing that?

    Oh, but then it doesn’t deal with limiting illegal immigration so it’s OK.

    But then we’ve got judicial system that says it’s OK for the feds to pick and choose which laws to enforce.

    Our system needs a massive major overhaul. Or shall I say, a liquidation sale?

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