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Let the blame game begin over ObamaCare’s oversights.

The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region.

CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand.


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Meanwhile state insurance officials are warning that medical premiums could skyrocket in year two of ObamaCare, if not enough of the so-called “young invincibles” sign up for coverage in year one, which is 2014.

“If you don’t have that young healthy population enrolling, it’s going to have an impact on premiums,” said Leslie Moran of the New York Health Plan Association, the trade group for commercial insurers.

State, federal and insurance officials have yet to release the age and demographic data of those who have signed up, leading critics to suspect the worst.

“We are not providing any enrollment information at this time,” said Maria Gordon-Shydlo, aa UnitedHealthcare spokesman said.

The state Health Department said an age breakdown will be released shortly.







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Aubie Spr96
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Why does anyone want the fed gov't to try and solve problems? They can't even deliver the mail effectively.





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Lsut81
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All of these were predicted by people with common sense...

Hillary should be PISSED right now. This train wreck could cost here 2016 if it continues to spiral out of control.






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BRgetthenet
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The website is gonna be a huge success when it's up and running.


Just give it time.






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Homesick Tiger
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This train wreck could cost here 2016 if it continues to spiral out of control


Nope. She'll promise to fix it and idiots will believe her and then vote for her.






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Layabout
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The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region.


Funny isn't it that Humana and People's Health are still running full-page newspaper ads in Louisiana trying to sign up people for Medicare Advantage plans for zero premium that include prescription drug coverage, vision, dental, and health club membership. When United Healthcare says it is booting doctors, I take that to mean the docs are refusing to accept the fee schedule that United is offering.






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pngtiger
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Nope. She'll promise to fix it and idiots will believe her and then vote for her.


This

I wish I wouldn't have deleted my email from Mary Landrieu. The BS is already flowing.






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Reubaltaich
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Young folks,(30 & under) are NOT going to sign up for this crap.

They are going to see that the rates are so HIGH with HUGE deductibles, they are going to say screw this, come catch me if you can.

PLUS the few that do are going to get huge subsidies(welfare) and sign up for Medicaid. More drain on the taxpayers.

BTW, to you that think Medicaid is gonna see all the sick folks, think again. Many doctors are refusing to take in Medicaid and Medicare patients because of low reimbursement rates.

We are now seeing what is called 'concierge' medical practices pop up all over the country. The well to-do and well connected are still going to get good medical services via these services.

Medical 'tourism' is going to explode. Doctors are already setting up practices in countries like Costa Rica.
We are going to see ships setting up shop just off the US coast setting up medical facilities.

Health care in this country is about to go down the tubes.

Good job lefties, good job. You have managed to screw up ONE more good thing about America.






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wickowick
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I think we will also see Indian reservations as a place doctors flock to open practices...





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Jbird
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I think we will also see Indian reservations as a place doctors flock to open practices...


Next to the casino! Brilliant!






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wickowick
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The elderly will love it...





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Reubaltaich
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The elderly will love it...



After granny gets the polyps removed from her colon, she can go pver to the casino and spin-to-win.






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Meauxjeaux
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I think we will also see Indian reservations as a place doctors flock to open practices...


How long till we break the treaties again?






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Jbird
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The elderly will love it...


Granny can hit the penny slots while granpa is with the "doctor".






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wickowick
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If you gamble enough they will comp you a doctor's visit...





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LSUwag
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Insurance companies strongly backed the ACA now they're bitching and crying that the ACA is hurting them.

Hypocrites.






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Jbird
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If you gamble enough they will comp you a doctor's visit...

Wonder how many pennies granny needs to lose for granpa to score a free colonoscopy?






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udtiger
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If only they had read it before they passed it.





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Funny isn't it that Humana and People's Health are still running full-page newspaper ads in Louisiana


If only health insurance Louisiana had anything to do with health insurance in New York...






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NC_Tigah
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I take that to mean the docs are refusing to accept the fee schedule that United is offering.
You take it correctly.






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