For them to have Obamacare take away their doctor?
The always angry Karoli over at the hyper-leftist Crooks and Liars blog appears to have had her Obamacare policy rejected by her doctor.
Incapable of recognizing the origination of the problem, she demands that more legislation be enacted to solve her problem.
Congress needs to adopt my new rules for health care providers right away.
If you take Medicare reimbursements, you take Affordable Care Act policy reimbursements.
If you take CMS grants for Accountable Care Organizations, you take Affordable Care Act policy coverage.
And if you take reimbursements from the same insurers who offer coverage on the exchange, you take Affordable Care Act reimbursements.
Did you think those rules were already in effect? Because I certainly did, at least until today.
She seems to think that Medicaid and Medicare are “cash cows” for physicians and physician groups. Which is probably why she thinks that the Blue Shield Obamacare plan (through Covered California) and all other Blue Shield plans are the same when it comes to reimbursements on the physician’s end.
She refuses to educate herself because the truth would make too damn much sense and she wouldn’t be able to get as angry about it.
On a different note, I mentioned a couple weeks back that it was my time for a yearly physical and while I was getting my did done, I was going to bring up Concierge Care with Frau Doktor, who had originally said she didn’t like the idea, but had not looked into it too deeply.
I did ask, mentioning that it would be something I would be interested in if it meant that I could remain under her care if something were to happen either to my insurance or between her and my insurance company.
She replied that she had looked into it, and that I was not the only one to have asked. However, she had decided it was too much of a PITA to try and figure out what a reasonable rate would be and that she’d just retire if the SHTF for her practice. I assured her that that research had already been done. I had found it using a common search engine, but it was too long ago for me to be able to reliable start quoting numbers.
She said that if something untoward happens to/with my insurance that I could just come in and pay her cash prices which, I found out, aren’t that much more expensive than my deductible. I asked if she could make up a list of these things and maybe I could save her some time in her billing department in the future.