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Seniors, doctors, lawmakers rail against UnitedHealthcare (CT)changes (Losing care due reps vote)
nhregister.com ^ | 03/07/14 | Mary E. O’Leary

Posted on 03/08/2014 4:50:52 AM PST by raybbr

hamden >> Seniors and U.S. Rosa L. DeLauro planned their next move Friday as they looked for ways to keep UnitedHealthcare and federal agencies accountable after the large insurer cut Yale-New Haven Hospital and more than 2,200 doctors around the state from their Connecticut networks.

DeLauro, D-3, said she will ask the federal General Accounting Office to investigate the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how it determined the remaining practitioners will be enough to serve patients and whether UHC gave the required notice to Greater New Haven clients.

The letter has been signed by all five of Connecticut’s House delegation.

Holding a stack of correspondence going back to October, DeLauro said UHC has been “evasive” and recently went to “radio silence” on their decision that will sever longtime relationships between doctors and patients when access to the hospital ends on April 1.

April Cervero, 68, said the conflicting information she received was “Kafkaesque.”

The CMS, according to Dr. Steven Wolfson, a cardiologist with Yale Medical Group, has so far rejected allowing seniors with the AARP UnitedHealth Care Medicare Advantage policies to switch to traditional Medicare or another Medicare Advantage plan

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; aarp; abortion; aprilcervero; connecticut; deathpanels; medicare; newhaven; obamacare; obamacaredoctors; obamacareinsurers; rosaldelauro; stevenwolfson; unitedhealthcare; yale; zerocare
From the comments section: " So remember, seniors: by voting for ObamaCare, DeLauro supported and voted for these cuts—but she hopes you won’t remember. So I’m reminding you.
1 posted on 03/08/2014 4:50:52 AM PST by raybbr
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To: raybbr

That’s nothing, Obama told Ukraine they could keep their boarders...........


2 posted on 03/08/2014 4:54:58 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: raybbr

If you put the Federal Government in charge of the Sahara Desert, within a year there would be a shortage of sand.

Now the Federal Government in in charge of health care!! ??


3 posted on 03/08/2014 4:56:35 AM PST by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: raybbr

United Health Care’s goal is to become the #1 implementor of Obamacare. They will remain profitable and quasi-private like the companies that helped out Hitler. They will even run the death panels except it will be automated (computerized).


4 posted on 03/08/2014 5:08:09 AM PST by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: raybbr

Many of them probably voted for this. Harry Reid would say these seniors are lying. Perhaps they should contact their AARP representatives.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 5:17:30 AM PST by HarleyD ("... letters are weighty, but his .. presence is weak, and his speech of no account.")
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To: raybbr

OblahMaosCare did Connect it cuts. Mission Accomplished...
Stupid sheeples and silly liberal women voters yearning for Big Govt protectors to give them healthcare ‘security’... Dupes all.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 5:29:27 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: raybbr

Would someone please post a photo of DeLauro? I was telling my wife about the utter ugliness of this woman and need proof. The OldPossum thanks you.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 5:41:52 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Tupelo

——within a year there would be a shortage of sand.——

The other version is that if they built a bridge in the Sahara, within days of completion there would be @@@@@@# on it fishing


8 posted on 03/08/2014 5:45:43 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: raybbr

Embrace the suck.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 5:46:36 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: palmer

United Healthcare is sold through AARP, a big supporter of Obamacare. I’ve often heard that AARP was created as a vehicle to sell insurance to seniors. Because of my specific needs, I was advised to select United as my Medicare supplemental insurance. Odd that AARP membership was required as a condition of signing up although I was allowed to let it lapse after the first year. Also a strange coincidence that Medicare payments are being cut which in turn will require more reliance on supplemental plans leading to higher enrollment and greater profits for those remaining insurance companies. Of course the governmental promise to cover losses ensures insurance companies will still be around but taxpayers will carry a double burden through higher insurance costs and higher taxes. Does anyone see a conflict here or perhaps collusion between insurance companies and the Democratically controlled congress that passed this gosh awful bill?


10 posted on 03/08/2014 5:46:41 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: raybbr
If my dog had a face like hers, I'd shave her butt and teach her to walk backwards.
11 posted on 03/08/2014 5:53:46 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: OldPossum

See my post #11.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 5:54:10 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

It is so sad that those who voted LIB/DIM are suffering, no? Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


13 posted on 03/08/2014 6:08:10 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: OldPossum

Really seems to be from another world.

14 posted on 03/08/2014 6:11:57 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

That seals it. She is involved. BTW, The United Care physicians left because they were going to be forced to go into HMOs which is not good for their patents nor them instead of sticking with the plans their patients and they liked. The HMOs are a fate worse than death. Try getting even a doctor’s appointment. You can’t. I remember them way back in the 80’s. Awful plans. A lot of companies tried them. Most of them stopped them before the month was out because they were so bad. So, I suspect this is nothing but a made up show of lies which the dems are so famous for.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 6:26:23 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: raybbr
OMG! Jimmy Durante reincarnated!

16 posted on 03/08/2014 6:27:33 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: raybbr
My first guess would be Romulan.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 6:29:59 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: OldPossum
Would someone please post a photo of DeLauro?

No thanks.

18 posted on 03/08/2014 6:49:25 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: OldPossum

Too late.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 6:50:03 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: raybbr

De Lauro is a waste of wrinkled skin. Not having read this terrible bill before voting for it, now she has her panties in a twist when the Medicare chickens are coming home to roost.

She wants United Health Care to bail out Obama and these Leftist Democrats. One thing you can guaran-dang-tee is that those senior citizens will be out to vote this fall, walkers and wheelchairs and all.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:04:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
"She wants United Health Care to bail out Obama"

It doesn't have anything to do with that.

This has been going on for months, not just in this location but all over.

In this case, United announced long ago that they would reduce the size of their network as it applied to their HMO Advantage Plan, and only their HMO Advantage Plan.

Notice the line in the article that says "switch to traditional Medicare or another Medicare Advantage Plan"

United advertised way ahead of time that they would shrink the HMO network so individuals could switch out of the HMO to traditional Medicare with a supplemental policy or switch to a different Advantage Plan like PPO(Preferred Provider Organization) if they wanted to.

But there are a lot of dumbasses in the world and they didn't switch and now that the time period for switching is over, they are complaining.

And DeLauro, like all politicians, is trying to get out in front of the "Parade of Complainers"

21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:57:52 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: raybbr

If these doctors are still Medicare providers, but have been de-selected from United Healthcare, I think that legally, they cannot privately contract with their former patients to provide services.
One solution would be to allow Medicare providers to privately contract with Medicare patients, if both parties felt it served their interests.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 8:08:36 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I was thinking Shapeshifter at first...


23 posted on 03/08/2014 8:29:45 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Lockbox

Spellcheck is your friend.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 8:30:35 AM PST by managusta (The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.)
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To: Boomer One
Because of my specific needs, I was advised to select United as my Medicare supplemental insurance.

Medicare supplement is pretty much the same for the same plan. What did UHC have?

25 posted on 03/08/2014 9:43:56 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: managusta

Thanks....


26 posted on 03/08/2014 11:07:23 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: raybbr

I’ve been gone all day and just got back. I want to thank you for that photo.

The woman is unbelievably homely, I think. In a way it’s sad. But then I think of her extreme liberal politics...


27 posted on 03/08/2014 2:51:12 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum
I’ve been gone all day and just got back. I want to thank you for that photo.

LOL and here I thought you'd get a "Helen Thomas" reaction and be mad at me. Sorry, the idea of being thanked (I do appreciate you taking the time) for posting a pic of DeLauro is amusing.

28 posted on 03/08/2014 3:07:21 PM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

I wanted to show it to Mrs. OP. I know what she looks like.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 6:27:55 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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