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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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: cancer; failure; obamacare; rinocare
FORWARD COMRADES!
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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To: 2banana

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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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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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To: cripplecreek

I would sue BCBS for $1Billion or more for knowingly selling a worthless plan.

I know that’s playing into Obama’s coming mandatory acceptance ,, but that’s what I’d do.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: ScottinVA
And then there's possibly THIS for those that happily accepted the subsidy (tax credits) ... surprise! when that bill comes from the IRS ... and by the way, they can go after more than your refund to collect:

Are ObamaCare's Tax Credits Harmless? The Little Understood Dark Side Of The Subsidies

Republicans have by and large ignored the tax credit issue unless talking about the budget implications. Perhaps the silence is due to the fact that Congress has voted to change ObamaCare twice to increase the financial risk that families could face when they take the credit.

Since the enactment of ACA, these limits have been amended twice: first under the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-309), and then under the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayment Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-9). Congress changed the payback protection to vanish at the 400% poverty level and increased the payback amounts at 200% and 300% FPL from what they had been before.

The result will be surprise bills from the IRS in the mail come tax time 2015, in the order of a couple hundred dollars all the way up to full value of any subsidy received if a family crosses the 400% FPL threshold. (This could be $10,000-$12,000 for a family of four, as an example.) Just a few dollars of extra income could result in thousands of back taxes to be paid.

22 posted on 05/31/2014 6:50:47 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: hal ogen; cripplecreek

No doctors available + quicker patient deaths due to no doctors = lower Obamacare costs. And as an added benefit, no need for death panels to decide who does or does not get healthcare.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“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.”

I've lost count of how many times I've ready stories like the above. And yet, the Republican Party wants to drop its opposition to Obamacare during the mid-term elections.

They ARE the stupid party.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 7:06:36 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the liberals got a gift like ObamaCare that embarrassed conservatives on a daily basis, while wrecking the lives of ordinary people, leftists would wallow in it shamelessly. I find it sad every time I read what ObamaCare is doing to its victims, and I am unwilling to wallow in the liberal-like joy of watching the victims suffer, but I hope conservatives will run against that evil law. Sadly, we aren’t willing to make ObamaCare as much of an issue as it should be, no matter how easy that might be.

“I will repeal ObamaCare as one of many actions to finally boost the economy out of the Obama malaise.”

“I will repeal ObamaCare as one of many actions to reduce Obama’s massive federal deficit that is crippling our economy and preventing the economic growth that our children need to thrive.”

“I will repeal ObamaCare as one of many actions to increase personal freedom. No one is better qualified to decide how to spend your money than you are.”

There are innumerable ties between repealing ObamaCare and positive, small-government conservative messages.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 7:10:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1
I find it sad every time I read what ObamaCare is doing to its victims, and I am unwilling to wallow in the liberal-like joy of watching the victims suffer, but I hope conservatives will run against that evil law.

That's why the threads about Detroit disgust me so much. You are correct that we need to fight against Obamacare and a lot of other things the democrats are doing to America. We might defeat Obamacare on anger alone but we won't truly win till we win a sizable number over to our side. We do that by doing things that are good for all Americans.
26 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cancer Survivor’s Obamacare Plan Doesn’t Cover A Single Doctor In 400 Miles

Shirley there must be some married doctors nearby who could do the job.

27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:42 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
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.

Just Google "Liverpool Pathway Controversy"

Here's an example (Daily Telegraph):

More terminally ill patients are dying in agony after the Government’s decision to scrap the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, it has been claimed.

A leading nurse claimed patients suffer because some medical staff are now too “frightened” to discuss end-of-life care.

Margaret Kendall, a consultant nurse in palliative care at Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said that in some places it felt like standards had “gone backwards 10 to 15 years” in recent weeks.

Her remarks follow the decision by ministers in the summer to replace the pathway after an independent review found it had been used inappropriately, including without consultation with families.

The pathway, which sets out protocols for managing the care of dying patients, was developed at the Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the late Nineties.

28 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: 2banana

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...”
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Your excellent post and personal experience should go viral.

This is exactly why everyone should have gold/silver coins readily available.

IMHO, I feel that very few doctors these days would refuse a ‘Gold Eagle’ (slipped into their pocket in the privacy of their office) in order to facilitate speedy treatment for a family member or yourself.

So many here at FR & other sites chant the mantra “You can’t eat gold”. They’re right, of course, but a live chicken or a can of dehydrated potato flakes isn’t going to get much action.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by panaxanax
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