Obamacare impacts medicare advantage plans, Physicians forced out, Patients losing doctors, Medicare Advantage covers 13 million, Billions of dollars in cuts to fund Obamacare

Obamacare impacts medicare advantage plans, Physicians forced out, Patients losing doctors, Medicare Advantage covers 13 million, Billions of dollars in cuts  to fund Obamacare

“If you like your plan, you can keep it.”…Barack Obama

“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

From the Washington Post January 25, 2014.

“Doctors cut from Medicare Advantage networks struggle with what to tell patients”

“Thousands of primary-care doctors and specialists across the country have been terminated from privately run Medicare Advantage plans, sparking a battle between doctors who say patient care is being threatened and insurers that insist they have to reduce costs and streamline their operations.”

“Insurers say they must shrink their physician networks because they face billions of dollars in government-payment cuts over the next decade — reductions that are being used partly to fund insurance coverage for millions of people under the federal Affordable Care Act. They also say the smaller networks will allow them to curb premium increases and to remain nimble as they prepare for an influx of patients under the law.

Medicare Advantage, an alternative to traditional Medicare, covers 13 million beneficiaries, or 27 percent of the people in the federal health-care program for the elderly. Besides providing the standard benefits, the thousands of Medicare Advantage plans often offer extra perks such as free eyeglasses and adhesive bandages. They can do that because, for years, the government has paid the plans more, per patient, than it spends on regular Medicare.”

““It is an outrage. I have patients in their 80s and 90s who have been with me 20 years, and I’m having to tell them that their insurer won’t pay for them to see me anymore. The worst thing is I can’t even tell them why,” Vogelman said.

One of his patients, Jorge Otoya, 68, who is retired from Morgan Stanley’s trading desk, said he had tried, without success, to find a plan that includes both Vogelman and his primary-care doctor at New York University.

“I am a cancer survivor and have been going to this doctor for 15 years,” Otoya said. “He knows my system, left and right. I trust him. I called United Healthcare to protest, but they didn’t care.”

Medical associations say a number of insurers are trimming their networks this year, but the most dramatic reductions may be occurring in United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plan. With 3 million members, the AARP-endorsed plan is the largest of its kind in the nation.

United Healthcare said that it aims to reduce its national network of physicians by 10 to 15 percent by the end of 2014. The company declined to provide specific numbers, but medical associations say that in some states, thousands of doctors have been cut.”

Read more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/doctors-cut-from-medicare-advantage-networks-struggle-with-what-to-tell-patients/2014/01/25/541bfbd8-77b4-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html

 

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33 responses to “Obamacare impacts medicare advantage plans, Physicians forced out, Patients losing doctors, Medicare Advantage covers 13 million, Billions of dollars in cuts to fund Obamacare

  1. People should not accept the bait to blame insurers or doctors but put the blame right where it belongs for making them sicker and closer to a premature death….Obama and his hand picked associates. There is no feeling, no heart in any who enjoy slaughtering life in its beginning and its maturity and in its most vulnerable stages of health in between. Literally blood is on their hands. The evidence for sociopaths governing the country.

  2. Thornton Parsons

    Good morning, CW, et al.

  3. GINGER…..thanks for the videos

    Amazing video…this proves that TREASON is going on in our federal government at the highest levels…..A MUSLIM president…and members of the MUSLIM BROTHRHOOD in the highest levels of our government…..

    The most frightening part of these two videos was at 8 minutes into the second one, when Bill Whettle ask the FBI whistleblower about the MUSLIM TRAINING CAMPS scattered all over the US….

    There is such a MUSLIM TRAINING CAMP less than 40 miles from Charlotte NC…. it is located in YORK County SC. No one in this area knows what they do there, there is no publicity about their activities….no one knows how many radicals are in training there….what their training consist of…..what their mission is…..and a hundred other questions about their purposes and activities.

    The local and state law enforcement officials of SC apparently turn a blind eye to whatever they are doing there…but one thing for sure is that they are MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…that has been so stated on video by the founder of these camps within the USA….

    If a non-Arab, non Muslim Brotherhood citizen of America tried to establish military training camps like the Muslins have in any state, I can assure you the law would be paying him a visit and he would be spending a long time in jail….

    My question is;
    Just how in the hell can the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD get away with subversive activities within the borders of any state….their stated objective and mission is to destroy America from within…..

    Permit me to answer my own question; Because we have a president that is either a MUSLIM or has MUSLIM leanings in his leadership…..

    God help us….If we delay too long, like Bill said in the 2nd video…”How will the government explain when the terrorist come down out of the hills, killing and maiming after their actions within American have been known for 20 years?”…..The FBI whistleblower could not answer that question….and neither can our elected officials now in office.

    There is TREASON going on right now in this country at the highest levels., and no one does a damn thing about it.

    ps…… If you really want to be frightened, Google; MUSLIM TRAINING CAMPS IN AMERICA…there’s a ton of information on these camps within most states on the eastern coast…..then ask yourself…..HOW COULD THIS BE?

  4. RMINNC…..
    Your questions are valid, and unfortunately everybody is so caught up in the CLINT BS that is supposed to be impartially conducted polls. A poll is a PISS poor indicator of anything because a poll can be made to agree with UP being DOWN. If Clint becomes POTUS there will be a HORRIFIC war which will boggle the minds of all. It will be the most intense war that has ever been fought on earth, and will generate BILLIONS of DEAD. This time the war will be right here in the US.,and it will make the civil warlook like childs play.

  5. Good morning Thornton, et al.

  6. …….in addition to the turmoil will be all of the SPLINTER GROUPS who will rise up and start killing people because they don’t look like them, or others who will begin killing people because they wear “round lenses” in their glasses. Then there will be the BLACK STINKING ASSED PUNKS, with their four word vocabularies. They will be killing ANYBODY who refuses to say “CRACKER”. We will be fighting a war with at least 20 fronts. The Islamist Jihadists will simply wait until America has killed ITSELF then move in to MOP UP.,the stinking deteriorating bodies lying in the streets,and gutters,and along the roads. If you think we are in bad times now you had better think again the worst has yet to come.

  7. …….those who THINK they have seen the WORST, will recoil in revulsion when they witness a coming battle. Nobody in America is mentally prepared to witness,or even participate in the levels of human attrition that they will witness. When you think you have seen it all you had better hesitate, because you have not seen anything…….yet. Only people who are devoid of REMORSE,or conviction, will be able to look upon the scene of the battles without wretching immediately.

  8. Agreed OLDSAILOR81 Agreed…..for those who have not witnessed war…most will not be able to stomach it…..but those won’t be around long either.

  9. Observer…..Re 9:40 AM
    You are squarely on target. The morality of our alleged leaders is almost NON EXISTENT. It includes the MURDER of tiny infants,and extends to people of 100 years of age, and more. These perpetrators are the WORST SORT OF HUMANITY on earth. They have PROVEN their INTENT long ago,and now it will only require the IMPLEMENTATION, of their sick, twisted, and DEVIATE agendas. This is in part why I have said that the coming war will cause even GOD to gag with revulsion.

  10. ………and even sadder is the fact that a very large percentage of our young female college grads are actually assisting the IMMORALITY on earth because they can’t seem to keep their LIBIDO under control. I read of one such youngster who told a person who asked her why she had undergone THREE abortions, to GO TO HELL,because she would do sex as many times as she wanted, and if she got knocked up she would once again have an abortion. To me this is the mark of a seriously twisted young female. She is one of those recent college grads.

  11. RMINNC……
    The battlefield is going to be ANYWHERE,and EVERYWHERE,and might even include our own FRONT ROOM,kitchen, or cellar. Most Americans have no perception of the nature of the coming war. It will be worse than HELL ON EARTH, and it’s very nature might be more than SANE people can witness,without becoming INSANE themselves.

  12. With regard to CLINT, it is painfully clear that the LIBS are already trying to STACK THE DECK by making statements about POLLS which are total HORSHI#. I recognise that the LIBERALS are TOTALLY disconnected with REALITY, and therefore they still dwell in their UP is DOWN domain, otherwise called FANTASYLAND……but sadly the MORONS who walk amongst us totally believe the BS. They are the people who will be pushing the “CLINT” button. So to that end I would probably be remiss if I didn’t ask “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”?

  13. ..”…..AT THIS POINT WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”, if millions of people die? according to CLINT it would happen ANYWAY. So I assume that it “makes no difference to CLINT” even if “SHELTSIE” would be among the dead. After all there is substantial evidence existing which shows that CLINT was either behind the deaths of 23 people who were more than casual acquaintances to CLINT. This goes back to even before Whitewater, when SLICK WILLY while Slick Willy was turning the Arkansas statehouse into a WHOREHOUSE.

  14. Everytime I find or read about Clint, it is my intention to ask What difference does it make. These words should become immortalised and permanent words at the headline of every newspaper in America. Maybe CW will see fit to add these words to the top of the comments page of this blog.

  15. Everytime I receive a piece of political solicitation mail, it is my intention to write “What difference does it make”?…..then return it to them in their RETURN envelope. Most of the time the return envelope is postage paid by the solicitor.

  16. Then if somehow 200,000,000 voters ask “What difference does it make” if they vote for CLINT…..because it is going to cost them right out their snot lockers, if they don’t ask before they vote. If you think the ACA is expensive now, you might want to pray that CLINT never gets hold of it.

  17. bye bye…………Have a great day all. May God bless you.

  18. Philo-Publius

    Stanford law prof: Second Amendment is about restricting gun rights
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/30/stanford-law-prof-second-amendment-is-about-restricting-gun-rights/

  19. Philo……
    What other view would you expect an employee of a FRUIT AND NUT FACTORY to have. A lot of the STANFORD employees are indeed……either a fruit,or a nut.

  20. and……..”What difference does it make”? The professor is obviously a NUT case anyway.

  21. Assuming that the number of people presently served by Advantage plans is accurate ,and we already know that these plans are going to go away in 2015, and soon after that happens you will see a 13,000,000 million shift in the registrations of America’s voting block. This however excludes the 5 000,000 people who had their cancellations early on. So I would think that the new voting block will be in the neighborhood of 18,000,000 highly pissed off people. Since the LIBERAL LOONIES OWN the new ACA thing they are without a doubt going to GO DOWN with their ship.

  22. I didn’t think they had any feet left to shoot themselves in…esp. with midterms coming up:

    House Republicans To Make It Official, Will Support Amnesty For Illegals…

    http://weaselzippers.us/170224-house-republicans-to-make-it-official-will-support-amnesty-for-illegals/

  23. John in Illinois

    Ayers – D’Souzsa debate
    http://live.dineshdsouza.com/

  24. Time to outlaw hammers, and flatulence….

    Obama’s Pot Dealer Beaten to Death with Hammer by His Gay Lover for Farting in His Face …See the Choom Wagon

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547667/EXCLUSIVE-Obamas-high-school-pot-dealer-future-president-thanked-good-times-yearbook-beaten-death-gay-lover-fights-flatulence-drugs.html

  25. oldsailor81 | January 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm |

    Assuming that the number of people presently served by Advantage plans is accurate ,and we already know that these plans are going to go away in 2015, and soon after that happens you will see a 13,000,000 million shift in the registrations of America’s voting block. This however excludes the 5 000,000 people who had their cancellations early on. So I would think that the new voting block will be in the neighborhood of 18,000,000 highly pissed off people. Since the LIBERAL LOONIES OWN the new ACA thing they are without a doubt going to GO DOWN with their ship.
    ************************************

    Can’t happen soon enough to suit me.

  26. How about the usurper, and Hillary?
    ***************

    Egypt: 20 Al-Jazeera Reporters Being Tried as Terrorists

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/29/20-al-jazeera-journalists-to-face-trial-on-terrorism-related-charges/

  27. If it LOOKS like a Duck, WALKS like a Duck, and QUACKS like a Duck…

    Case closed. Guilty as charged.

  28. RMinNC | January 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm |

    If it LOOKS like a Duck, WALKS like a Duck, and QUACKS like a Duck…
    ****************************
    RMinNC,
    It’s a Duck, for sure, and a lot of folks in DC are being blackmailed in order to keep those high paying government jobs and benefits, as long as they don’t rock the boat, question the usurper, and go with the flow.

  29. RMinNC | January 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm |

    If it LOOKS like a Duck, WALKS like a Duck, and QUACKS like a Duck…

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Then it must be a …..”Anas Sparsa” :-)

  30. RMinNC

    YOUR WELCOME

  31. Hey, Lois Learner…. your next….you know to much! Will you meet a plane wreck, (like Fuddy) drowning, heart attack, will you hang your self? Do a video of your self telling the whole truth and leave several copies with trust worthy people!

  32. GINGER…….

    I agree with you….I would not like to be in Lois Learner’s shoes….

    you said, “Do a video of yourself telling the whole truth and leave several copies with trust worthy people!”

    Might I also add to what you say……”Trustworthy people who will also meet untimely accidents in the near future”…

    It’s like old Charlie Daniel’s said in the video Pale Horse…”It’s time to ride, boys!”……

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