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Former Marine can't find a doctor for his Obamacare insurance plan
theblaze.com ^ | may 22, 2014 | liz klimas

Posted on 05/22/2014 9:34:37 AM PDT by lowbridge

A California man has been seeking treatment for Lyme disease, something he contracted while on active duty as a Marine, but he’s having a hard time finding a doctor in the San Francisco Bay area that accepts his insurance.

The insurance company’s advice? Cancel his plan. KPIX-TV, though, says the fact that he can’t find a doctor within a reasonable distance violates state law and nothing appears to be taking place to fix the issue.

The former Marine identified by KPIX by only his first name, Kyle, is covered by Anthem BlueCross through the state exchange Covered California.

“I was on the phone with Anthem for two hours while they were trying to find me a doctor within 20 miles. Finally a supervisor came on the phone and said ‘Sir, we have to go, we have other people to help,’ and advised me I need to cancel my plan,” Kyle told the news station.

KPIX pointed out that California’s law requires insurers to have enough doctors within 15 miles of a patient’s home for them to acquire an appointment in 15 days or less.

When Kyle looks at the list of doctors that Anthem on its website, he said it shows more than 80 doctors within 20 miles, even though in reality he can’t find one.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: coveredcalif; obamacare; obamacareanecdotes; obamacaredoctors

1 posted on 05/22/2014 9:34:37 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Full title: Former Marine Can’t Find a Doctor for His Obamacare Insurance Plan — So He Says the Company Actually Suggested He Just Do This


2 posted on 05/22/2014 9:37:33 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

VA?? LOL


3 posted on 05/22/2014 9:42:35 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: lowbridge

If you want to see how bad Obozocare is going to get, just take a look at the VA.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 9:43:19 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: lowbridge

Isn’t it a shame that an American Fighting Man has to hide his identity in his own country? The possibility for ‘retaliation’ has always been there, but seems far more plausible during the Obama Era, where one must fear their government more than ever before. If he wanted to be anonymous, he should not have shown his face. In a way though, I’m glad he did, because it helps the reader to personalize this travesty. Sometimes it is best to hide in plain sight.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 9:47:32 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lowbridge
So he cancels his plan. Now, since the sign-up window has closed, he can't get another plan unless he qualifies for "hardship." But since no one will talk to him on the phone, good luck with that.

So no health insurance. Obamacare fine. If he applies for hardship waiver of the fine, then they'll hit him with the $250,000 penalty.

"The Trial Obamacare," by Franz Kafka.

6 posted on 05/22/2014 9:48:05 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 3D-JOY
He probably has a job. You have to be below a certain income level to use VA, at least until he can get his Lyme disease service connected. That takes a really long time. Plus the Government has this habit of "losing" medical service records. They conveniently "lost" my husbands medical records from Vietnam. They claim the were burnt in a fire. Problem is they were "lost" long before the fire in Missouri.

He should just go to the nearest ER and throw up on the desk. He will be seen then ;)

7 posted on 05/22/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: lowbridge

Welcome to Obamaworld, where you pay for insurance that treats things you don’t need or want and where you can’t find a doctor or hospital to take it.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: lowbridge

...‘Sir, we have to go, we have other people to help,’ and advised me I need to cancel my plan,” Kyle told the news station...

It doesn’t require much imagination to think about calling your insurance carrier and after 2 hours being told something similar.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 9:54:50 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: lowbridge
RE :”KPIX pointed out that California’s law requires insurers to have enough doctors within 15 miles of a patient’s home for them to acquire an appointment in 15 days or less.
When Kyle looks at the list of doctors that Anthem on its website, he said it shows more than 80 doctors within 20 miles, even though in reality he can’t find one.”

California's laws work great, they have a law for everything there.

He could go to the VA.

10 posted on 05/22/2014 9:58:42 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: lowbridge

Think about it..

- The loons pass a law making it unprofitable to see patients with OC policies
- Doctors quit practicing medicine or quit accepting OC policies, because if they don’t they will go out of business. Who would have guessed that the result would be a shortage of.....doctors.
- The loons then pass a law requiring the *insurance company* to have xx number of doctors within a minimum distance who will not only be willing to lose money on every OC patient, but also willing to schedule them ahead of the patients that actually pay their overhead to practice medicine.

- When the *insurance company* can’t find morons willing to run a business in the red, the loons then fine the *insurance company*. Which then raises rates to pay for the fines. Or, as some insurance companies are doing, they simply leave the state and stop selling insurance policies there. That’s already happened in a number of states.

Be prepared for the next law which will make it illegal for doctors to not accept OC. I guarantee that is coming, already been threatened by the loons. When that causes a mass exodus of doctors from active practice, it will be followed by a law that makes it illegal for doctors to close a practice without the permission of the government. Think I’m kidding?


11 posted on 05/22/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: defconw

I was joking, at the current VA problems!

Yes, lots of them have insurance for causes that were not service connected. This said it was contracted in the service. I hope it was in written records. Get them in writing!

I hope you are wrong about the long wait, but fear you are correct.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 10:08:05 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: tgusa

Nothing wrong with the VA. I go frequently to the Baltimore VA and love it. A few bad apples spoil the bunch I guess.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 10:09:47 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: lowbridge

Well surprise, surprise, surprise.......


14 posted on 05/22/2014 10:10:22 AM PDT by dgkb
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To: defconw

falling out of your chair and staying still on the floor brings you to the head of the daily line too!


15 posted on 05/22/2014 10:10:37 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

I know I am right about the long wait. It took two years to get a hearing, it took three more years to find out our appeal was denied. So hear we sit. We had least got him a 40 percent rating.


16 posted on 05/22/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: MUDDOG

“..... So no health insurance. Obamacare fine. If he applies for hardship waiver of the fine, then they’ll hit him with the $250,000 penalty. ....”

$250,000 penalty??????

Need more info on this!


17 posted on 05/22/2014 10:11:38 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: lowbridge

There are opportunities waiting for entrepreneurs in the healthcare black market. When the system doesn’t work, work around it.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 10:11:51 AM PDT by pallis
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19 posted on 05/22/2014 10:13:02 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 3D-JOY

LOL, maybe! A while back I heard there was some poor soul that passed away in the ER. I forget where, but people just kept walking by.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 10:13:18 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: WildHighlander57
On FR: $250K fine for lying on health insurance forms

My Post was #36.

21 posted on 05/22/2014 10:21:08 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: lowbridge

More evidence that obamacare is working exactly as it was intended to do.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: lowbridge

When he realizes it’s not about access to health care, it’s about control, then he will realize Obamacare is doing just what it is supposed to.

He’s is being nicely controlled. The heck with healthcare - that’s passé. He has insurance - what more does he want?


23 posted on 05/22/2014 11:00:40 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: lowbridge

Shouldn’t he be covered by V.A. ? oh wait...nevermind. from frying pan into the fire.


24 posted on 05/22/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: lowbridge

When agendas and economic realities collide.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 12:55:25 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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