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Got Obamacare, can't find doctors
CNN ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tami Luhby

Posted on 03/20/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Terri Durheim and her family now have health insurance, thanks to Obamacare. What they don't have are local doctors and hospitals who will take it.

This worries the Enid, Okla., resident since she has a teenage son with a serious heart condition. They now have to find a pediatric cardiologist in Oklahoma City, more than an hour away.

And if there's an emergency ... "obviously we'd have to pay out of pocket and go here in town, but that defeats the purpose of insurance. I'm truly grateful we have insurance. It's reasonable and affordable, but it's not doing me a lot of good," said Durheim, who just had to drive 90 minutes to Stillwater, Okla., for a CAT scan for herself. "It's so frustrating."

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare
Her mistake, she acknowledged, was that she didn't look specifically at the provider network for "preferred" plans on the Blue Cross website, instead searching the network for all tiers Blue Cross offers. So she didn't realize that these providers don't take her plan until she wanted to use it.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma said that she can upgrade the policy to a "choice" plan, which may cost her between $50 and $100 more a month, through healthcare.gov. But the site will not let her switch, and the exchange representatives said she'll have to wait until next year. A Blue Cross spokeswoman said the insurer will help her switch plans now.

1 posted on 03/20/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“It’s reasonable and affordable, but it’s not doing me a lot of good”

D’OH!


2 posted on 03/20/2014 5:49:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Democrats never bring this issue up when the defend the Unnaffordable health-care act.All they have been saying over the last few years is the lie that Doctors will take patients with pre-exsisting conditions,as if the treatments will be paid for by the government/small-copay.OOPS! they forgot to tell us that there may be a slight chance of a major physician shortage once the bill takes affect!


3 posted on 03/20/2014 5:49:39 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The intent of Obamacare is not about your health.

It is
1. funding a political team of people “navigators”
1. obtaining listing of potential Democrat voters
2. obtaining more information about the populace

It was Never about health.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 5:49:53 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“It’s reasonable and affordable”

Translation” She is being subsidized on the back of the Tax payer. Congratulation, you have joined the ‘Burden on Society” Club


5 posted on 03/20/2014 5:51:05 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Terri Durheim and her family now have health insurance, thanks to Obamacare. What they don’t have are local doctors and hospitals who will take it.”

Rather than a private enterprise, free market approach, of course, the Commiecrats will say that that just shows that ObummerCare does not go far enough: all doctors and facilities must be made to participate. Everything must be run by the Gubermint.

The establishment Republicans will counter with “O.K., we agree that it looks like every doctor and facility should be made to participate whether they want to or not, but we don’t want the doctors and other medical personnel to be government employees (at least not yet).”


6 posted on 03/20/2014 5:51:25 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

as though any of those Dems give a hoot about any of the citizens


7 posted on 03/20/2014 5:53:32 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You’re covered! For what, wee don’t know, but you’re covered. Keep paying that premium and deductibles.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I’m truly grateful we have insurance. It’s reasonable and affordable...”

And I’m just so darn glad I and all the other tax payers in America csn pay for your health care, your sex change operations, your shot up gang bangers, your drug abuse, and your countless other poor health decisions, princess.

But, you know, the reason thst it’s affordable is that it’s a coerced gift from others who are forced to pay more for their own health care and the health care for their families in order to cover the charges you’re generating.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 5:54:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bestintxas

The intent of Obamacare is not about your health.

It is
1. funding a political team of people “navigators”
1. obtaining listing of potential Democrat voters
2. obtaining more information about the populace

It was Never about health.
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yep...and, “let me be clear, I have a pen and a phone and I can make your doctor be your doctor...let me get Ms Lerner on that”


10 posted on 03/20/2014 6:01:23 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Evil is evil; call it as it is.)
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To: bestintxas

Yep!

If you control a persons health, you control the person. Kinda like a soft slavery


11 posted on 03/20/2014 6:07:58 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Got Obamacare, can't find doctors

Gee, no one saw this coming... /s

12 posted on 03/20/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: bestintxas
it was never about health

I'd modify that. It's about controlling the health of the masses....flu shots, record of health/lifestyle, checking on people's physical and mental conditions once a year. If one gets a disease, they'll get a treatment just the same as everyone else with those symptoms. They'll be treating the symptoms, not the causes, by an established protocol.

The problem is real bad and irreversible long term. There will be no incentive to come up with new or better remedies when patients only get what's covered. There will be no incentive for medical providers or patients to choose cheap alternatives when the more expensive one is covered, and the alternative isn't.

We'll get general one-size-fits-all health care for the masses while the rich get specialized indivdual medicine for the elite who are wealthy and connected.

This used to be science fiction.

13 posted on 03/20/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT by grania
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Whatta buncha idiots.

Repeat after me: “insurance” IS NOT “medical care”.

There. That explains it all.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So many people have complained that the Obama administration said last week it will require insurers in 2015 to maintain networks that provide enrollees with access to doctors "without unreasonable delay."

And a rise in deductibles and premiums will go along with that requirement. Insurers are not going to take it in the shorts.

15 posted on 03/20/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT by randita
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“obviously we’d have to pay out of pocket and go here in town, but that defeats the purpose of insurance. I’m truly grateful we have insurance. It’s reasonable and affordable, but it’s not doing me a lot of good,”


uhhh if you have to pay out of pocket or travel 1+ hours for covered care.. It’s neither reasonable or affordable.


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:18:39 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Phillyred

IMHO, the most interesting facet of ObamaCare will occur once families have met their deductibles, even the very high ones generated by ObamaCare.

Want to guess what the price curve is going to look like then?

A close family of friends had a child in residential care for several months a few years ago. Needless to say they met their deductible limit very quickly. Then they had to fight with many healthcare providers to prove they didn’t have any copays.

Imagine doing this at 3AM, in an emergency room, with a very sick child. Now, imagine doing it over the phone with a bureaucrat located miles away. Also image the quality of bureaucrat that works the “grave yard shift”.

ObamaCare a gift that keeps on giving.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: randita

“You can have all the ***** that you want for free...unfortunately, there isn’t any *****.”

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. And this lid moron will still love the LIBs/DIMs.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:20:42 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bestintxas

4. Funding crony insurance companies.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 6:21:07 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My husband and I make decent money. Not rich by a long stretch, but our vehicles are paid for and we own 2 homes (renting one of them) that are each 1/2 paid off. Children gown and gone.

I did the “affordable care” calculator and low and behold the lowest insurance I can get from O-FU-CARE is $800 a month which is double what I pay through my employer. Not only that but vision/dental are not included either as it is for us now.

So I’d have a MUCH LESSER plan through ODumbo’s lovely mess.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Phillyred

Yes, of course we have to get people signed up and we can find out what they signed up for later...


21 posted on 03/20/2014 6:25:57 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I lost my doctor to Obamacare two years ago.
There’s a paragraph in it that says that a doctor cannot own a hospital and work in the same hospital as a doctor. It also applies to large clinics.
My doctor owned about a dozen small clinics. He was presented with the decision to sell off his clinics and work as a doctor or to give up his practice and keep his clinics.
He is now just the owner and manager and can’t practice medicine.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 6:26:37 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Basically she bought a timeshare she will never get to use.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ahhh, finally patients for affirmative action doctors ... Good luck to Terri Durheim and her son... they’ll need it.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
To be fair I ask Harry Reid his take on this story. His answer was:

'LIAR!"
25 posted on 03/20/2014 6:38:15 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: BuffaloJack

“There’s a paragraph in it that says that a doctor cannot own a hospital and work in the same hospital as a doctor. It also applies to large clinics.”

WOW on that one. Many people depend on walk in clinics. I know many are owned by the doctors...so that is going to hurt folks who use them often. I’m grew up in Tampa and we didn’t have a primary care doctor (didn’t need one/never really sick). They were a nice convenience for a simple cold, a cut needing stitches, etc. Now what will become of all of those places??


26 posted on 03/20/2014 6:39:12 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: DAC21
“It’s reasonable and affordable”

Went to my local Giant Eagle to pick up my prescription for pravastatin {a Lipitor generic} for which I had paid $20/quarter for the past six years.

The price went to $205, 10 times what had previously been the customer price.

The pharmacist said it was taken off the "preferred list" due to obamacare.

I shopped around and found it for ONLY A FOUR HUNDRED % INCREASE, so I can now buy it for $80 instead of $20.

What we are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg.

Wait until 2015 {after the election} and the millions of seniors that will get booted from their Medicare-Advantage Programs, all over the country.

Hildabeast will have no chance promoting Affordable gummint Healthcare, and the DemonRATs will lose another 10-15 senate seats in 2016.

Of course we will all be living in tents at the re-adjustment camps, or will have died trying to fight the take over.

27 posted on 03/20/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: BuffaloJack

We have a very nice cancer center here that is affiliated with UCLA. They have a HUGE infusion clinic.....or had a huge infusion clinic. Because it was all privately owned by one of the cancer doctors there they were forced to sell the infusion clinic to one of the local hospitals to run because of Obamacare. Now the infusion center, which is in the same building as all the other treatments, is separately owned and from what I’ve heard quite a mess.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 7:54:46 AM PDT by sheana
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To: USS Alaska

http://www.goodrx.com/pravastatin/price

always check that website for your meds. I had a scrip filled yesterday that was $85 with my insurance but only $65 with a coupon from them.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 7:58:04 AM PDT by sheana
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If you sign up with BCBS directly, we can help her out, if she signed up through the government website, BCBS can’t really do anything, she has to go through the government website to get it fixed.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: USS Alaska
Went to my local Giant Eagle

Ah, you must be a "yinzer"!
31 posted on 03/20/2014 8:32:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Ah, you must be a "yinzer"!

Are yinz gonna go dahntahn and watch the Stillers or ya wanna come to my place and help me get rid of some iron city? Wanna pop? Gum bands?

I was living outta town for about 4 years and when I returned, it sounded like I was in a foreign country for about a month.

32 posted on 03/20/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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