Skip to comments.NO, I CAN'T KEEP MY DOCTOR, I'VE BEEN ASSIGNED A DOCTOR
Posted on 12/25/2013 12:05:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
Just got around to opening mail, United Healthcare has signed me over to a new doctor.
The battle begins tomorrow!
Geeze—this is unreal!
Making you RACIST if you object.
Dr. Kevorkian Jr. by chance.. *-?
do you get any preremptory challenges,
it’s always nice to know something about
their innnnterrrests ,
(welcome to the world of the ‘new’ normal)
Strange world indeed.
What a freaking nightmare.
go to your local newspaper...see if they will publish it with your story.
No, Swamp, if you like your doctor you can keep him.
This is terrible for you. One route to take is to get in touch with your doctor and see if he can ask to get on that plan. No one knows the answers to questions because this is all new territory. Maybe he can get on it but you won’t know until you ask to find out what is happening on the doctor’s side. Your best outcome is to get the doctor on there.
Don’t blow up at the insurance company until you find your doctor can’t get on that plan. If he can’t, then blow up at the insurance company. If you blow up at them first, they will likely get ticked off and then wouldn’t put the doctor on there just for spite.
Let me know what happens and good luck.
"...you can keep your sox on"
Not only can you not keep your doctor but at my office, effective Jan 1, if you don’t have proof of insurance you pay $70 cash up front or you don’t see anyone. Then you pay cash for whatever additional tests, etc.. before you leave..or you don’t come back.
We promise that she is not wearing a suicide vest...
TOTALITARIANCARE: Dr. Kevorkian, Dr. Gosnell, Dr. Mengele? What incentives will the totalitarian doctors have to heal you vs. terminating you? Hippocratic oath vs Hypocrisy oath. Faceless bureaucrats make the call. The doctor becomes the tool for totalitarians.
Thanks for posting, ‘SNIPER. Keep us informed.
(doctors used to make house calls. I seemed to recall my dad paying the doctor $6 for one particular visit)
This is how it was meant to be, the battle is between you and an insurance company, not between you and the government.
I wish you the very best.
If you, or others, lose this battle, it will most likely be the evil insurance company getting the blame.
I sincerely wish you the best in this struggle, swampsniper.
hmmm...I didn’t realize that this was another Chris Christie thread...
F#ck every last sonofawhore who voted for more socialism, and to ruin our healthcare system for the purpose of buying the votes of lazy, pathetic, unproductive losers. Obamacare is nothing but MORE wealth redistribution. Every last ‘yes’ vote belongs behind bars with Obama.
Sad state of affairs.
Your office is doing the right thing, considering the evil slavery foisted on us by ObamaCare.
Are you on Obamacare? Is it a Medicare Advantage plan? HMO?
Hey! Slow down and take a deep breath, and then tell us how
you really feel. I know you can do it
Everyone in my somewhat multicultural extended family has been assigned a primary provider of roughly the same skin color as the patient — just like Sebelius promised. To be sure, I am just a touch darker than my Latina PA, but others are nearly spot-on, especially for the Asian relatives. Really amazing.
some of her wrist is showing- 50 lashes for her
wait til women find out hey have to give up their OB\GYN....
That’s the guy who played the goblin king in the first Hobbit movie.
This story is going to be huge Jan 1st, when huge numbers of people find out they can’t see their regular doctor, or even hospital.
“There are five boxes to use in the defense of Liberty: The Soap Box, the Mail Box, the Ballot Box, the Jury Box, and the Ammunition Box. Please use them in that order.”
We have spoken up against socialism four all five terrible years under the Marxist. We have written to all levels of government in opposition to the evil being inflicted upon us. Living voters have opposed socialism at the polls, although we are outnumbered by the parasites, when they are supported by the fictional and the dead and counted by SEIU. We cannot take the criminals to trial, not with Eric Holder as Attorney General. It looks like we are out of options. Almost. I wonder if the next step will be organized (by South Carolina again?) or chaotic. I hope this evil can be stopped, preferably peacefully.
I want a GP who will handle most things and not be constantly sending me to specialists. I can only afford so much copay in a month. I had to hammer the fact that I don't take food stamps, don't have a free phone and don't live in subsidized housing into my current doctors head or I would be living under a bridge.
I am aware that my medical conditions will kill me some day, maybe soon, and if I have any hidden conditions they really don't matter, no point in worrying about them and bankrupting myself.
I am not going to go on Medicaid, no way in Hell!
I asked a pulmonary specialist who wanted to run a bunch of tests, involving more specialists, what he could do if he found something serious. He had to admit that my current condition would preclude surgery and most other options. Why should I waste my time and what life I have left on things I can't do a damned thing about?
I don't dwell on every little ache or pain, I don't have time for that crap, there is too much I want to do.
I plan not to get sick................
That was my plan too.
You moved to Cuba?
Sadly, you are going to start seeing guilds for Dr.’s whose sole purpose is ti increase their opportunities and become a barrier for other Dr.’s
I’ll bet they want the 70 bucks if your deduct is not met as well.
I sure would if I was running the place. Far to many think obamacare is free.
I haven’t ever had a same doctor in two consecutive visit EVER!
I’ve had the same GP for 13 years. He works out of a store front , but graduated top of his class from Rice Medical School.
He’s not Mr. Personality, though over the years we have gotten to know each other pretty well. I’m blessed that I’m not often sick, but I can call him up and ask him to prescribe something for me, and he’ll do it.
The next time I see him, I’ll be interested in hearing his take on the bummer care.
Keep us apprised on this development. This is just awful.
Wait until you find about your deductible and how that works.
Yes, Simply "Having insurance" after January 1st, will be minimal evidence of one's ability to pay the deductible, especially subsidized exchange policies. The $70 really seems low. My simple office visits, no procedures at all, are billed at $250+. Insurance pays about $43 lol. A big part of the $250 is the "facilities charge" that hospital clinics can tack on.
I haven’t ever had a same doctor in two consecutive visit EVER!
Bad case of goiter.
That sucks. My condolences.
I will say, however, that this has happened to me more than once over the last twenty years. I hate it when my doctor that I like jumps ship from my insurance. But it has happened to me before, long before Obamacare.
I’m getting most of my prescriptions from a Canadian pharmacy now. I simply can’t afford the copay if I’m in the insurance “donut hole. I save 300 bucks a month but proposed regulations will end that.
Stay healthy or die. Hello nobamacare. So many people are so screwed...they just don’t realize it yet.
I’m sure Dr. Purakayastha was top of his class in Bangladesh.
No no no. That’s just Tea Party lies.
You’ve always had that doctor.
With doctors like that, who needs Death Panels?
The guy is below average in every category
Hope you can get someone better soon