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Cancer Survivorís Obamacare Plan Doesnít Cover A Single Doctor In 400 Miles
Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014

Posted on 05/31/2014 5:37:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A cancer survivor that signed up for health insurance on Oklahoma’s federally-run Obamacare exchange was told there isn’t a single doctor that accepts the plan within 400 miles of her, according to KTEN-TX.

Janet Grigg, who has survived colon cancer, attempted to use her newly-purchased Blue Cross Blue Care insurance plan at her regular cancer screening, but was turned down.

“When I got there they said to me that the [insurance] card would not be accepted, and that they had in fact received a memo,” Grigg told KTEN-TX. She was left to pay for the visit out of pocket, as well as any future visits to the practice.

Grigg said that she called the Obamacare exchange in her state and the representative told her they receive calls like this “every day.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, which provides the health care plan, issued a statement to KTEN blaming recent health reform for the problem.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: cancer; failure; obamacare; rinocare
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 5:37:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Health care desert.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 5:38:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, Comrade nobama has “provided” us great health care. However, there are no doctors.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 5:43:28 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs...


4 posted on 05/31/2014 5:47:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a ****ing disaster this is...

A pox on every single person who voted that stain and his communist ideology into office.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 5:53:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here is how health care worked in the Warsaw pact during the time of the USSR - from first hand experience.

You bribed a doctor to see you.
You bought your drugs on the black market
You brought in a your own linen, food and TP to your hospital room
You bribed the nurse to look after you

This is socialized medicine...


6 posted on 05/31/2014 5:53:52 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sandra Fluke gets free birth control!!!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 5:54:48 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
wonder if she voted for 0bama?
8 posted on 05/31/2014 5:54:58 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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It sounds like our VA hospitals are ahead of the curve in reaching the Soviet level of care.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 5:57:12 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bump


10 posted on 05/31/2014 5:59:05 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Health care becomes ‘affordable’ once the sick are eliminated.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 5:59:38 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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“She was left to pay for the visit out of pocket, as well as any future visits to the practice.”

And, is it true that these out-of-plan costs will NOT count against total out-of-pocket or deductible limits for in-plan services? That is to say, the policy holder will still have to satisfy the full face amount of deductible and OOP limits, as if these charges NEVER occurred?

IIRC, that was noted in some of the hype surrounding Zero-don’t-care, a few months back. I’ll do some more checking.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:08 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2banana

Friends in Brazil describe their government healthcare system simply as “the butcher shop”. Only the very poor use it, while the rest often go into debt to pay for quality private medical care.

A friend in the UK delayed surgery until he went to Germany on a business trip in lieu of the “free” care available in London. Their system apparently allows EU residents to use Germany’s high quality health care system.

Government run health care or health insurance is not about medicine it’s about Marxist power over the population.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
there isn’t a single doctor that accepts the plan within 400 miles of her,

And that doc 400 miles away? Most likely he was the only one who accepted the plan's low rates because he's so bad that's the only way he would get patients.

The only way to deliver low health insurance rates is to restrict the supply of available docs, and thus the amount of treatment delivered.

14 posted on 05/31/2014 6:07:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The tip of the iceberg...just like the V.A. scandal.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 6:09:20 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Read Canadian and British newspapers and you see what's in store for us.Under OsamaObamaCare everyone will be entitled to the same horrible health care.Everyone,of course,except the nation's rich,powerful and "connected".We will never find Osama Obama & pals on the same six month long waiting list to see a cancer specialist that we'll be on.

OsamaObamaCare...health care delivered with the efficiency of the Postal Service and the compassion of the Internal Revenue Service.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 6:16:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Janet Grigg bought a pig in a poke...


17 posted on 05/31/2014 6:17:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obamacare - a pig in a poke...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A cancer survivor that signed up for health insurance on Oklahoma’s federally-run Obamacare exchange was told there isn’t a single doctor that accepts the plan within 400 miles of her, according to KTEN-TX.

So, will she have to move in order to get treatment?

I know, I know:

"If you like your place of residence, you can keep your place of residence. PERIOD!"

Regards,

18 posted on 05/31/2014 6:24:26 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Organic Panic

“Sandra Fluke gets free birth control!!!”

And prisoners can get sex changes!


19 posted on 05/31/2014 6:45:37 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She has to pay out of pocket, or drive 400 miles. In any case, she has to have the insurance, whether she can use it or not. As required by law.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 6:47:50 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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