Obamacre cut about $200 billion from the Medicare Advantage program, a program that over 15 million seniors and individuals with disabilities rely on to cover the cost of their medical treatments.
Now, KTVI-MO is reporting that United Healthcare is being forced to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts with doctors due to Obamacare. United Healthcare is denying that their decision is because of Obamacare but the cuts come just as reimbursements to private insurance is shrinking in order to offset the cost of Obamacare, KTVI-MO reports.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Society which represents doctors says it is hearing a mouthful from its members. “If you put thousands of patients on to those remaining providers, then I would imagine the waits are going to be even longer,” Dr. George Hruza said. “And if you have skin cancer, you don’t want to wait to get it taken care of.”
“I need to see a doctor. This is not right.” said Bob Huges. Huges has cancer and says he knows United Healthcare’s decision will mean longer wait times. Huges says he’ll now face “longer wait times, seeing somebody who I might not be comfortable with, who doesn’t have the expertise as my current doctor. And I’m just very upset over that.”
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