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Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices
LA Times ^ | 2/4/14 | Chad Terhune

Posted on 02/04/2014 10:32:10 PM PST by Lmo56

Many consumers faced hurdles signing up for Covered California health plans. Now they're having trouble finding in-network doctors.

After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office.

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business.

Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients — and even doctors — as frustrations mount.

Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.

But when she went to her oncologist's office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; anthembluecross; coveredcalifornia; doctorshortage; exchanges; obamacare; obamacaredoctors; obamacarefailure; rationedcare
Well - I, for one, NEVER saw this coming ...
1 posted on 02/04/2014 10:32:10 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

HMOs have always been poison.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 10:37:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lmo56

My wife and I had our own little SNAFUs to deal with. Although we got enrolled with no problem, in January we received two sets of insurance cards, with the primary provider different between each. This made it difficult to figure out which provider to go to for an appointment. Now just today we received a third set of cards, with my wife’s PCP changing again. Good grief.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 10:42:48 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: Lmo56

When I worked at a doctors office there were some medicare advantage plans which didn’t cover all specialists. Ofcourse there are some specialists which don’t take medicare patients.

Govt creations are so perfect. Not.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 10:43:38 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Lmo56

This can’t be true. I just heard “Pants on Fire” himself tell FOX News’ Oh’Really that everything is fine, they have it all fixed.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 10:49:14 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Lmo56

UNEXPECTEDLY!


6 posted on 02/04/2014 10:51:47 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Lmo56

Well, gee. Who could’ve possibly foreseen anything like this.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 10:56:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Lmo56

We always expected some glitches.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 11:33:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Lmo56
"I'm a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can't sleep at night," Nelson said. "I can't imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen."

Oh yes it is! This is exactly what B Hussein wants. And when Obamacare fails, they'll be there with the permanent fix...a one payer system just like the UK.

9 posted on 02/04/2014 11:41:13 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Lmo56

unexpectedly....


10 posted on 02/04/2014 11:43:11 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lmo56

I’m still not sure who my GP is going to be.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 11:57:35 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Lmo56

You voted for it America.

Enjoy it.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 12:01:09 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Lmo56

Unexpected, really ....


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:28:40 AM 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: AlaskaErik
This is exactly what B Hussein wants. And when Obamacare fails, they'll be there with the permanent fix...a one payer system just like the UK.

Complete with death panels....

130,000 elderly patients killed every year by ‘death pathway’, claims leading UK doctor

by Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 EST Tags: euthanasia, patrick pullicino, uk

LONDON, June 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An eminent British doctor told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine in London that every year 130,000 elderly patients that die while under the care of the National Health Service (NHS) have been effectively euthanized by being put on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a protocol for care of the terminally ill that he described as a “death pathway.”

14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:32:47 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Lmo56
But the extent of the problems is taking by surprise many patients — and even doctors

Socialism doesn't go smoothly? Who would have guessed?

15 posted on 02/05/2014 2:14:47 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Lmo56

Yes but Harry (the booty) Reid had said of Obamacare, “the people will love it”. Harry can’t be blamed or bothered by a few rebellious ungrateful complainers.
(Booty) as in ill gotten wealth via corruption.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 3:32:06 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Lmo56
"I'm a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can't sleep at night," Nelson said. "I can't imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen."

Own it, loser.

17 posted on 02/05/2014 3:38:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Lmo56

Another “snag” for the “Magic Negro’s” crowning achievement. /LAT


18 posted on 02/05/2014 4:57:32 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lmo56

You can bet at least 85% of those early enrollees at Obama voters, so boo hoo for them.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 5:08:55 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: kenmcg
To everyone effected adversely who voted for LIBs/DIMs... Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
20 posted on 02/05/2014 6:06:30 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lmo56
...she was seen by a neurosurgeon Thursday — after state regulators intervened on her behalf.

I envision a couple of guys named Louie and Vito showing up at the doctor's office.

"This is a real nice office youse got here. Be a shame if somethin' was to happen to it. You know, fancy equipment can be really delicate. It could break. Like bones do, you know what I'm sayin'?"

21 posted on 02/05/2014 6:53:49 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Lmo56

They were warned, but dismissed and mocked the warnings as racism...well...call 0bama you moron and see if he gives a tinker’s damn about you.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 6:54:39 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Lmo56

The comments over at the Times are brutal. Every lib comment is knocked down and ridiculed. This is the LA Times!

I believe that Obamacare is Obama’s Waterloo.

But we need to get it overturned immediately. Call your congressman and demand that they introduce another repeal bill every week until the Senate takes it up.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 6:55:26 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Lmo56

The kenyan knows about this happening and doesn’t care. That needs to be repeated every day. Too bad the GOP turned down the heat and are letting the POTUS off the hook. The Dems are fighting tooth and nail with a new lie every week.

All the while the GOP sleep walks to election day expecting dims bulbs like this lady to figure it out for themselves. That won’t be happening and the GOP is giving away a landslide election. The question is: why are they doing that?


24 posted on 02/05/2014 6:56:00 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Lmo56
Berumen said she was seen by a neurosurgeon Thursday — after state regulators intervened on her behalf.

I found this sentence interesting. After several neurosurgeons refused to have her as a patient (likely high risk case for a losing scheduled dollar value procedure), the gestapo stepped in to force a doctor to take her case.

25 posted on 02/05/2014 6:57:20 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Lmo56

Each story told rolls over right to the IRS for punishment.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 6:58:17 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Lmo56
"I'm a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can't sleep at night," Nelson said. "I can't imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen."

This stupid bitch has cancer, can't see her doctor, and still won't blame the one.

It is good to cleanse the gene pool, Darwin is at work.

With her attitude, I can feel no empathy toward her and her pea brain.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 7:05:49 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Lmo56

I am surprised with HMOs, these people even got an appointment with the doctor, any doctor.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 7:08:21 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Timber Rattler

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”

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She obviously missed the part of the O’Really interview where Obama said Obamacare is working exactly as it should. She’s still lost in the fog of unicorn farts, it appears.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:09:23 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Lmo56

‘I am a complete fan of the Revolution. I can’t believe that Stalin would want it this way. What have I done to be sent to the Gulag?’ Feodore Illiach Golatkin Russia, USSR 1937.

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.” LA, CA, USSA 2014.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 7:11:59 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: steve86

Did you have insurance before the ACA. Are you one of the ‘victories’ or just a lateral move from one plan to Obama Care?


31 posted on 02/05/2014 7:13:07 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tzimisce
You voted for it America. Enjoy it.

Actually, America didn't vote for it. The Democrats voted for it. Not a single Republican wanted this monstrosity. Pro-life Democrats (there are a few) were promised a deal that was later reneged on, others were strong-armed by the Democrat leaders in the House, and still others were given sweetheart deals to pass this thing. And it barely got through.

The majority of Americans do NOT want Obamacare.
32 posted on 02/05/2014 8:03:19 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Lmo56

If anyone’s surprised about this they’re clueless or a liberal... but I repeat myself...


33 posted on 02/05/2014 8:33:42 AM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: Deo volente

2010 was a “massive” victory for the Republicans.

15% of national seats changed hands.

That means that 85% coasted to easy re-election.

2012 we as a nation had a chance to get rid of the Obamamites.

Most of them won re-election.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 10:16:02 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

I’m not sure some (or even many) of those elections were not stolen.

Very strange goings-on that day. Reports of huge Republican turnout in critical states that went comfortably to Obama when the vote count came in that evening. Many other anomalies.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 10:21:36 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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