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NO, I CAN'T KEEP MY DOCTOR, I'VE BEEN ASSIGNED A DOCTOR
self | DEC 25,2013 | swampsniper

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!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: healthcare

1 posted on 12/25/2013 12:05:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Geeze—this is unreal!


2 posted on 12/25/2013 12:06:22 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
An affirmative-actioned doctor, no doubt.

Making you RACIST if you object.

3 posted on 12/25/2013 12:11:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Never mind the Doctor....first you see the nurse....


4 posted on 12/25/2013 12:11:33 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 12:11:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What a freaking nightmare.


6 posted on 12/25/2013 12:14:37 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

go to your local newspaper...see if they will publish it with your story.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 12:19:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


8 posted on 12/25/2013 12:20:29 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

"...you can keep your sox on"

9 posted on 12/25/2013 12:22:08 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RandallFlagg

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.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 12:24:08 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: spokeshave

We promise that she is not wearing a suicide vest...


11 posted on 12/25/2013 12:24:19 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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)


12 posted on 12/25/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 12:25:25 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Doogle

hmmm...I didn’t realize that this was another Chris Christie thread...


14 posted on 12/25/2013 12:26:44 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


15 posted on 12/25/2013 12:28:38 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Tula Git

Sad state of affairs.

Your office is doing the right thing, considering the evil slavery foisted on us by ObamaCare.


16 posted on 12/25/2013 12:30:58 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Are you on Obamacare? Is it a Medicare Advantage plan? HMO?


17 posted on 12/25/2013 12:31:53 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty (Time to go Galt!)
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To: Mich Patriot

Hey! Slow down and take a deep breath, and then tell us how
you really feel. I know you can do it


18 posted on 12/25/2013 12:32:55 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


19 posted on 12/25/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: spokeshave

some of her wrist is showing- 50 lashes for her


20 posted on 12/25/2013 12:36:41 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

wait til women find out hey have to give up their OB\GYN....


21 posted on 12/25/2013 12:42:27 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Doogle

That’s the guy who played the goblin king in the first Hobbit movie.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 12:43:34 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


23 posted on 12/25/2013 12:47:26 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mich Patriot

http://www.fiveboxes.com/ammo/the-ammunition-box.html

“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.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 12:47:36 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The battle begins tomorrow!

Careful...


25 posted on 12/25/2013 12:48:41 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Pollster1
Supposed to be: We have spoken up against socialism four for all five terrible years under the Marxist.
26 posted on 12/25/2013 12:49:27 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Spirit of Liberty
Medicare Complete.

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.

27 posted on 12/25/2013 12:52:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I plan not to get sick................


28 posted on 12/25/2013 1:12:50 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

That was my plan too.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 1:33:29 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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


30 posted on 12/25/2013 1:40:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tula Git

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.


31 posted on 12/25/2013 1:52:43 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: basil

I haven’t ever had a same doctor in two consecutive visit EVER!


32 posted on 12/25/2013 1:53:22 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 2:05:21 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Keep us apprised on this development. This is just awful.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 2:42:49 PM PST by RichardW
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wait until you find about your deductible and how that works.


35 posted on 12/25/2013 4:30:15 PM PST by Logical me
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To: cableguymn
I’ll bet they want the 70 bucks if your deduct is not met as well.

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.

36 posted on 12/25/2013 4:45:08 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: basil

I haven’t ever had a same doctor in two consecutive visit EVER!


37 posted on 12/25/2013 5:25:43 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Doogle

Bad case of goiter.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 7:45:38 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Mich Patriot
Can Socialism work if we don't go along? I'm not paying a damn cent for Zerocare.
I'm not paying any damn fines, and I'm not filing any paperwork that
may show I acknowledge Zerocare even exists.
39 posted on 12/25/2013 7:51:23 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 10:49:27 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Logical me

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.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 12:17:29 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Stay healthy or die. Hello nobamacare. So many people are so screwed...they just don’t realize it yet.


42 posted on 12/26/2013 2:46:39 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m sure Dr. Purakayastha was top of his class in Bangladesh.


43 posted on 12/26/2013 2:52:10 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000
He was trained in Mexico.

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44 posted on 12/26/2013 4:40:18 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

No no no. That’s just Tea Party lies.
You’ve always had that doctor.


45 posted on 12/26/2013 4:41:49 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

With doctors like that, who needs Death Panels?


46 posted on 12/26/2013 4:44:27 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow,

The guy is below average in every category

Hope you can get someone better soon


47 posted on 12/26/2013 4:40:20 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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