For New York Residents: Obamacare Not Accepted At Best NYC Hospitals

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    Nov 21, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    But these are "better" health insurance plans than those that we chose for ourselves that the Federal government forced to be cancelled. Yeah, right.


    By Associated Press, Published: November 20

    NEW YORK — New Yorkers buying a health plan on the state’s new insurance exchange should read the fine print if they’re interested in getting care at some of the city’s top hospitals.

    Not all are participating in the new plans created by the Affordable Care Act.

    As of this week, not one of the plans for sale on New York’s health benefit exchange would cover treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer hospitals.

    President Obama promised when the Affordable Care Act was enacted that people who liked their doctors could keep them, but the reality of the law both in New York and around the country is that the new, lower-cost policies it is creating sometimes have smaller provider networks than Medicare, Medicaid, or the plans people typically get through their employers.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/new-health-plans-sold-through-exchanges-not-accepted-at-some-prestigious-nyc-hospitals/2013/11/20/7538dbb4-5235-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

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    Nov 21, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
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    “Our choices relating to network composition have been motivated by our goal of supporting access to a broad range of care on an affordable sustainable basis,” (Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield) spokeswoman Deb Wiethop said in an email. “Affordability is key to a more focused network.”

    That would be pregnancy care for women 50+ years old, drug addiction treatment in every policy, etc. The things the Federal government has mandated be included in every policy regardless of whether the person wants or needs it.




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    Nov 21, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    You sure are stupid.
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    Nov 21, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    PrickleyHeat saidMore:

    “Our choices relating to network composition have been motivated by our goal of supporting access to a broad range of care on an affordable sustainable basis,” (Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield) spokeswoman Deb Wiethop said in an email. “Affordability is key to a more focused network.”

    That would be pregnancy care for women 50+ years old, drug addiction treatment in every policy, etc. The things the Federal government has mandated be included in every policy regardless of whether the person wants or needs it.



    Told ya so.

    Most Americans enjoy seeing providers they choose. So a PPO is very natural for them. Most of these plans are not PPO. So all of this talk of "cheaper" and "better" depends on your point of view and what you are talking about.

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    Nov 21, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidYou sure are stupid.


    Why would a presumably happy, sane, mentally stable person write what you did? What in my post indicates that I am "stupid?" What in my post is factually incorrect? What is it that is in your mind that compels you to write such things?
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    Nov 21, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
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    smartmoney saidYou sure are stupid.


    Why would a presumably happy, sane, mentally stable person write what you did? What in my post indicates that I am "stupid?" What in my post is factually incorrect? What is it that is in your mind that compels you to write such things?

    Because you kind of are?
    Obamacare is not insurance, so to pretend you would walk into a hospital and offer your "obamacare" care is retarded. But you keep playing your games.
    Cause you are just silly.
    Excuse me while I get to work and enjoy my insurance, which like 95 percent of Americans, has not changes one bit.
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    Nov 21, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    PrickleyHeat said
    smartmoney saidYou sure are stupid.


    Why would a presumably happy, sane, mentally stable person write what you did? What in my post indicates that I am "stupid?" What in my post is factually incorrect? What is it that is in your mind that compels you to write such things?

    Because you kind of are?
    Obamacare is not insurance, so to pretend you would walk into a hospital and offer your "obamacare" care is retarded. But you keep playing your games.
    Cause you are just silly.
    Excuse me while I get to work and enjoy my insurance, which like 95 percent of Americans, has not changes one bit.


    Hope you work for a bigger company. The small business wave of cancellations will happen next year. And this is what was delayed by the mandate "exec order" Obama gave a few months ago to businesses. Estimates are 50-100 million cancellations for the same reasons as the private market. If the plans have changed and are not compliant. They are cancelled.
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    Nov 21, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    Because you kind of are?


    I love it.