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Monday, April 21, 2014

ObamaCare's Narrow Networks Reduces the Availability of Health Care for Many Americans


"Hey, do you folks remember when I said 'if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor'? Yeah, that was a good one. Now it's if you can find a doctor you can keep that doctor-- maybe."


Another not-a-surprise difficulty for those us who actually read the law.

From Wynton Hall at Breitbart:


California Obamacare enrollees are struggling to find doctors who accept their newly purchased health insurance plans. 
UCSF Dr. Kevin Grumbach calls the phenomenon "medical homelessness."  
CBS San Francisco says that many of the health care clinics for low-income individuals that helped people enroll in Obamacare are now seeing those same people "coming back to the clinic begging for help." 
"They're coming back to us now and saying, 'I can't find a doctor,'" Rotacare clinic  
staffer Mirella Nguyen told CBS San Francisco. "What good is coverage if you can't use it?"  
The problem stems from Obamacare's "narrow networks" – extreme restrictions on access to doctors and hospitals in an effort to cut costs.  
California single mother of two Thinn Ong experienced the pain of Obamacare's narrow networks when she realized that her $200-a-month Obamacare plan is not accepted by many of the doctors in her area.  
[...]  
Breitbart News contributor Scot Vorse experienced the reality of Obamacare's narrow networks when he discovered that the closest dentist who accepted the required dental plan he was forced to purchase for his children was over 100 miles away.  
Californians are not the only ones coming to terms with the reality of Obamacare's narrow networks. In Staten Island, New York, Margaret Figueroa, who suffers from a neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries, says her Obamacare plan denied vital medications and dropped all her doctors. Figueroa's congressman, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), said he's already received similar complaints from at least a dozen of his constituents.  
Concerns that Obamacare's narrow networks would spawn a medical homelessness crisis have been building for months. The Washington Post warned in January that "Obamacare's narrow networks are going to make people furious."

ObamaCare was designed to centralize health insurance, creating a D.C. bureaucracy whose main job is to keep costs down. ObamaCare was never truly intended to make health care more readily available, nor to make insurance coverage better.

The Democrat shill Melissa Harris-Perry over at MSNBC has pretty much said as much.
Partial transcript of Harris-Perry via Newsbusters:
You know — Democrats. You know, the same party that passed and defended and implemented the most sweeping social policy in decades, who can say that millions of people now have affordable health insurance that they didn’t have before. And they’re not even owning it. No confidence, no swagger. No, “Yeah, you can’t keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!”
From “it’s going to be the best thing ever” to “just deal with it”? Perfect.
It it any wonder Pelosi famously said that we'll have to pass the bill to find out what's in it? Believe the Democrats did not want you to read what was in this economically Fascist law.

Make the Democrats pay at the polls, and hold the GOP to their promises to disassemble this disastrous law named after our Lightbringing organizer-in-chief.


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