Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tireless cheerleader for Obamacare now reports

New York Times: "Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare - The growing pains of the health care act are frustrating patients."
Amy Moses and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They bought policies on the newly created New York State exchange. But when they called doctors and hospitals in Manhattan to schedule appointments, they were dismayed to be turned away again and again with a common refrain: “We don’t take Obamacare,” the umbrella epithet for the hundreds of plans offered through the president’s signature health legislation.
Supporters of Obamacare are always extolling about how the law has cut the number of uninsured.  The problem is that the insurance is useless if you can't find a doctor:
But when she tried to visit her longtime doctor using the new plan, she found she could not.
I seem to remember certain people noting that when reimbursement rates drop to be in line with Medicare, a lot of doctors are not going to accept such low payments:
Some of the problems may have been predictable.
If only there were some kind of unbiased organization designed to study and report these issues.


Tregonsee said...

I remember there used to be something called the news media which did such studies and reporting, but they haven't been heard from in years. Rumor has it they were bought out by one of the political parties and merged into the PR department.

twodogs said...

Just like newspapers, the "traditional" media are fading into history. Those who still choose to be managed will not be enough to pay the bills of those who choose to manipulate the truth.