Skip to comments.UnitedHealthcare to cut doctors for Mass. seniors
Posted on 06/08/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT by Rusty0604
National insurance giant UnitedHealthcare plans to cut up to 700 Massachusetts doctors from its physician network for seniors enrolled in its private Medicare plan as a way to control costs, according to company officials.
For elderly patients enrolled in the plan, the cuts mean they will have to find a new doctor or eventually switch to a new health plan that covers their current doctor.
The move, effective Sept. 1, follows similar cuts made by the insurer to its Medicare Advantage provider networks in 11 other states...
There is also pending legislation in Congress to prevent health plans from cutting physicians mid-year.
This phenomenon is nationwide and needs to be addressed, Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat...
The changes come amid a gradual reduction of reimbursements to private insurers that offer Medicare Advantage plans as a way to offset costs associated with President Obamas health reform law.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...
What is NOT being cut are exec salaries and donos to DemocRAT politicians.
This phenomenon is nationwide and needs to be addressed,
You can almost hear the indignation. Well, well, well...HOW could this have happened.
They had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.
And to the good liberals in Massachusetts, no less!
I hope that’s not meant to excuse the crony capitalism of BC/BS and Tufts, both of whom are claiming to be expanding while UHC is contracting.
Go ahead, keep blaming the insurance companies for what our congress did.
If you think this is bad wait till we're all enrolled in a government run (think VA hospitals) health care plan.
Fake indignation. Every time they “fix” something it just gets worse so then they “fix” it again - and continue on adding to their personal millions meanwhile.
Congress is just a scam.
Both can be blamed pretty much equally at this point.
The good doctors are fleeing ObamaCare which is on par with the rationed care philosophy of it from the supply control side.
All that will be left are turd world doctors imported on H1-B visas to do the work.
I actually could have over 50% subsidized Medicare Part B through the town in MA where I taught. It’s such a convoluted mess with Romneycare and coverage being handled through a statewide agency, deductibles, filing for reimbursements, copays and the percentage I’d have to pay, it’s not worth bothering. Changing the number of doctors except when notified at the annual signup window is underhanded and unfair, especially for those who can’t easily get to more distant locations.
Isn’t United AARP’s “property?” I.e. you get United when you go through AARP for supplemental Medicare coverage
“Muslim doctors and health care workers who aim to kill not heal - aiding and abetting global jihad by working in the US and abroad”
Age 65 Or Over (90% white)
Obama 56% - Romney 43%
Step #1,destroy the nation's private insurance industry (including the non profit "Blues" and HMOs).
Step #2,piece of cake!
Look at all the Muslim doctors employed in Britain’s National Health Service, seven of whom tried to blow up Heathrow airport in a terror attack. Obama will be a hero in the Muslim world after he destroys the U S .