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Help! I can't use my Obamacare benefits
CNN ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Tami Luhbi

Posted on 01/12/2014 11:26:13 PM PST by Innovative

Many folks who signed up for coverage through the state and federal exchanges are running into roadblocks now that they are trying to use their new benefits. And though exchange officials and insurers have urged consumers to call their insurers if they encounter problems, many say they either wait endlessly on hold or get the runaround.

Patterson's journey started New Year's Day, when she landed in the emergency room for a stomach ailment. The Independence policy number she received didn't work and the hospital required her to sign a form saying she would pay for care herself, though it agreed to bill her later.

But when the 59-year-old went to her doctor last week, she was told he couldn't see her because she hadn't designated him as her primary care provider. If she wanted to be treated, she'd have to pay for the visit and lab work and request reimbursement. She spent an hour on hold with Independence trying to fix the problem and left the office without care.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; healthinsurance; medicalcare; obama; obamacare; snafu; stillnotworking
This is just the beginning and the tip of the iceberg...
1 posted on 01/12/2014 11:26:13 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I’m surprised that CNN is even reporting it. After all, if they don’t report it, it never happened...


2 posted on 01/12/2014 11:31:51 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I was surprised to see it on CNN also — I guess they didn’t want to be scooped by FoxNews.


3 posted on 01/12/2014 11:33:14 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

“”I can’t get a person no matter what I do,” said Patterson, who is unemployed and lives with her husband in Drexel Hill, Penn.”

Well, we undoubtedly have another finally disgruntled RAT who may decide to vote for the “R’s” in November. Frankly, the media is trying as best it can to cover for this turd, but the groundswell of anger is building with “the folks.”


4 posted on 01/12/2014 11:35:07 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Innovative

It would sure be a lot simpler to just take everyone’s money and put it in a big bank account, and give everyone a card so we can all spend it. Or equivalently, just dispense with money, and get everything for free, and give goods and serviced freely. And the pretty girls should all like me, and I want a fast car and a big beach house and lots of chocolate.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 11:40:09 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Innovative

My doctor is retiring due to ObamaCare


6 posted on 01/12/2014 11:49:56 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: Born to Conserve

“Or equivalently, just dispense with money, and get everything for free, and give goods and serviced freely.”

You think you are kidding — but that is exactly where Obama is going, but no pretty girls and fast cars for you — your “benevolent” government will decide what and how much food you should eat, what clothes you should wear, whether you even deserve a car, not to mention whether you deserve medical care...


7 posted on 01/12/2014 11:55:50 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Cowboy Bob

This report is merely one of the first in a long string of problems they’ll report, as justification for pushing a single-payer system on everyone to “solve” all the problems people are having.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:00:59 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Innovative

Investment tip: The home remedy business will soon be booming as it hasn’t since before the discovery of penicillin.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:03:23 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Little Pig

You did notice that few of the problems were blamed on ObamaCare but on snafu’s with insurance companies. Ya know, these companies have never dealt with complex problems like issuing member numbers or paying claims before.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:48:06 AM PST by Wingy
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To: Innovative

My brother is in Mexico getting new teeth implants.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 1:00:40 AM PST by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: Innovative

CNN at this point in time is likely more loyal to Hitlery than the lame duck Hussein. Would love to see them report more on Benghazi.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 2:09:25 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Cowboy Bob

CNN.. Clinton News Network. Gearing up for Hilary and backing away from the messiah.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 2:14:26 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Innovative
And though exchange officials and insurers have urged consumers to call their insurers if they encounter problems...

Call Pelosi.

14 posted on 01/13/2014 2:18:58 AM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Vendome

“My doctor is retiring due to ObamaCare”

my doctor is also “ceasing to practice” (she is too young to retire). Her resignation letter cites inability to make a living due to higher regulations and lower reimbursements etc.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 2:30:21 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: vette6387; Innovative

“”I can’t get a person no matter what I do,” said Patterson, who is unemployed and lives with her husband in Drexel Hill, Penn.”

Well, we undoubtedly have another finally disgruntled RAT who may decide to vote for the “R’s” in November. Frankly, the media is trying as best it can to cover for this turd, but the groundswell of anger is building with “the folks.”


I’d like to point out one little thing to the politicians. In my experience discussing medical issues is usually in the top three things that family, friends and acquaintances discuss when they get together. Why? Because it has generally been a ‘safe’ topic, devoid of politics or religion.

Now I think we will still talk about it... But Man oh man, has it been politicized! And I think the fall-out from that will reverberate for a long, long time to come.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 2:30:28 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Innovative
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17 posted on 01/13/2014 2:46:24 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Vendome

Mine downsized his practice and moved to a smaller office. He’s on his way out and there’s no one else stepping forward in this small town to take his place. ACA will cause countless casualties.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 2:53:38 AM PST by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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To: listenhillary
Only idiots and the evil voted for Obama, or ANY of the Democrats.
They've lied to us, constantly, and really are "Collapsing the System".
And now, these "Useful IDIOTS" who voted for them, are buying the lies that "Obamacare was designed to work." ?
It was designed to fail from the start.
THEN ... THEY GO TO THE "SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM". They've been sucking our wallets dry for over four years now on the "Obamacare" LIE.
AND NOW THEY WANT MORE TAXES ?
Our Founding Fathers would have hung them already!

Lets review: So Democrats,
Sen Mark Kirk's statement Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 ... It's not our fault that DEMOCRATS raided the Social Security Trust Fund.
Let's remember ...

19 posted on 01/13/2014 3:00:41 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Cowboy Bob

CNN Clinton News Network is setting up the agenda for Hillary’s run. Her healthcare plans will fix the problems that they have started reporting on finally.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 3:55:04 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: Innovative

she was told he couldn’t see her because she hadn’t designated him as her primary care provider
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was there a spot/option on the application for her to choose her doctor ???


21 posted on 01/13/2014 5:10:20 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
my doctor is also “ceasing to practice"

My doc quit to become an IT administrator, and be closer to her grandkids.

Obamacare is going to ruin this country.

22 posted on 01/13/2014 5:55:16 AM PST by wbill
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To: Innovative

In both the headline and the first sentence they use the word ‘benefits’. A word which means a positive feature or provision given to a person, something good derived from having a relationship with another.

Obamacare and benefits?


23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:37 AM PST by lurk
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To: Innovative

“You think you are kidding...”

I think you don’t quite get what I’m saying.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 9:41:46 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

As a matter of fact I very much did get what you were saying — however far fetched it sounded, that is exactly what Obama and the Dems want.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 5:07:53 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

These stories that are showing up are about what I expected. I am neither a prophet or a super genius but anyone who knows anything should have understood from the start that nothing other than disaster could be expected from turning health care over to a bunch of bureaucrats. Even with the best of intentions they would create disaster and they did not even have good intentions in the first place. It is equivalent to turning a railroad system over to a bunch of three year olds whose only knowledge comes from playing with toy trains.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:41 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Born to Conserve

“And the pretty girls should all like me, and I want a fast car and a big beach house and lots of chocolate.”
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27 posted on 01/13/2014 6:39:31 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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