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NC_Tigah
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BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare

Yep, this is going to end well.
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The NEW YORK POST

Elderly patients sick over losing doctors under ObamaCare
By Carl Campanile
October 25, 2013

ObamaCare is making seniors sick.

Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape under ObamaCare.

That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.

New York State Medical Society President Sam Unterricht is demanding a congressional probe after learning that one health carrier alone, UnitedHealthcare, is terminating contracts with up to 2,100 doctors serving 8,000 Medicare Advantage patients in the New York metro region.

The are 2.6 million elderly New Yorkers who receive Medicare, the public heath-insurance program for the elderly.

But one in three patients — nearly 900,000 — are enrolled in Advantage, Medicare HMOs run by private insurers.

Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz, who serves 30 patients under Medicare Advantage at his Brooklyn practice, said he was blindsided by UnitedHealthcare’s decision to give him the boot.

“A patient can’t see his doctor? What are they doing!” he asked.

UnitedHealthcare told Leibowitz that because of “significant changes and pressures in the health-care environment,” he’d be getting the ax on Jan. 1.

Leibowitz’s patients are furious. Alfred Gargiulio, who has cerebral palsy with a seizure disorder, has been seeing Leibowitz since 1993. “Obama had said I could keep my doctor. Now they’re doing away with my doctor. They kicked him out! After 20 years, that’s not right. We love Dr. Leibowitz,” said Gargiulio.

Another patient, Wilma Streicher, 76, was equally baffled. “Of course I want to keep Dr. Leibowitz. I don’t see why they want to push him out,” she said.

Patients of other doctors faced the same dire situation. Lung-cancer patient Jeannette Campregon, 79, received a letter from EmblemHealth saying that her internist, George Ruggiero, was terminated from her VIP High Option Medicare Advantage network.

“I’m going absolutely nuts,” said Campregon, who got conflicting information from three different service reps. “I don’t want to change my doctor!”

Dr. Ruggiero said, “The people who lose out are the patients.”

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An official with the state chapter of AARP said it’s monitoring the “horrible situation.”

AARP Associate Director Shaun Flynn said Medicare Advantage is a popular program but cautioned it’s privately run, and insurers — not patients — decide which doctors participate.
‘It’s a case of buyer beware,” he said.

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Chimlim
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But Barry assured us we could keep our doctors.


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BugAC
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91TIGER
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“I’m going absolutely nuts,” said Campregon, who got conflicting information from three different service reps. “I don’t want to change my doctor!”


Wonder how many progressives he's voted in during his lifetime ?


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Tigerlaff
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This whole law is a grab by the baby boomers from the old and young. (And the productive).


Homesick Tiger
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AARP Associate Director Shaun Flynn


Wonder how much crow this woman is eating seeing as to how the AARP endorsed this legislation?


Jbird
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Wonder how much crow this woman is eating seeing as to how the AARP endorsed this legislation?


AARP made a shite ton of money from the POS.


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davesdawgs
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BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare


Just go ahead and line them up for the death panel interviews.


ScoopAndScore
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They voted for Obama. Good for them.


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Godfather1
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AARP


Sham organization.

Much like unions, their leadership is a bunch of shills for the left.


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NC_Tigah
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Just go ahead and line them up for the death panel interviews.
Image: http://frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/death-panel-obamacare.jpg


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TrueTiger
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Scruffy
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Posted by Tigerlaff This whole law is a grab by the baby boomers from the old and young. (And the productive).
This.


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Aubie Spr96
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re: BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare
Perhaps this is the change he spoke of? Lord knows nothing else has changed since he took over.....


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deltaland
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Ah elections have consequences. Good thing those mean racist, elderly hating Tea Party guys didn't defund it right? New York deserves every bit of the misery it gets


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare
Yes I looked up BOHICA


CarrolltonTiger
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re: BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare
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This whole law is a grab by the baby boomers from the old and young.



Some baby boomers are in their late 60's

This has nothing to do with ageism, it is control over the economy by government.

More young people vote for big government than baby boomers.


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NC_Tigah
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re: BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare
and under Obamacare . . . .
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Yes I looked up BOHICA

. . . . it will look up you.



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wilfont
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re: BOHICA: Elderly New Yorkers Are Sick Over Losing Doctors Under ObamaCare
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This whole law is a grab by the baby boomers from the old and young.

Yea, I'm sick and tired of hearing Obama refer to boomers as "his people". This is about redistribution of wealth and the boomers are not the ones in need.
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uway
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Leibowitz’s patients are furious


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But really, those doctors should just be cheaper.


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