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We also don't know how many of the sign-ups are duplicates.
I had three sign-ups....according to .gov.
1. never completed, on the .gov exchange...took 4 weeks to get that off my "account"
2. through a private insurer, with a wrong start up date...and wrong piece of info.....still trying to get that deleted....after 2 months....and many calls covering MANY, MANY hours.
3. through a private insurer, with the correct start date...hopefully, that is the only one still alive tomorrow.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to have has this happen.
Also, never, ever got an email from .gov for my coverage.
And, every time to go to /gov to see if the info is now correct...the site is down.
Of course, I have insurance, I think.....but cannot afford to go to the doctoredit on Mon Mar 31 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Skymon612
Obama care is having a hard time........Is it any wonder we see a new poster selling this? Readers ask yourself how many hot topics like health care and Crimea have new posters saying exactly what the PTB are saying.
If it walks like a duck.............You do not know who is passionate and who is payed PTB have figured out the internet is a tool just like the mainstream media for propaganda. And this OP fits the type of posters who would be pushing it.
The problem is that, unbeknownst to the public and the press, the AMA represents only about one fourth of the nation’s doctors.
Meanwhile, contrary to those doctors selected to legitimize ObamaCare in the staged media event (where the White House actually handed out white lab coats to generate the image of official credibility), an overwhelming 70 percent of doctors said, even back in 2011, that they disagreed with the AMA’s position on health reform, while only 13 percent agreed with it. In fact, almost half of doctors in that survey even went so far as to say that the AMA stance on ObamaCare was the factor causing them to drop AMA membership.
When the law was passed there were 30 million uninsured - today 50 million are uninsured.
reply to post by Destinyone
They won't have to do that.
They are decreasing Medicare reimbursements....and that figure is used for normal reimbursements too.
The red tape and the above cuts will begin to force doctors out of business.
This according to my doctor.
Don't forget, some doctors also do not take medicaid/new medicaid patients.
And, folks like me will get care less....further decreasing doctor office income.
The forecast shortage of doctors has become a real problem. It started in 2014 when the ACA cut $716 billion from Medicare to accommodate 30 million newly "insured" people through an expansion of Medicaid. More important, the predicted shortage of 42,000 primary-care physicians and that of specialists (such as heart surgeons) was vastly underestimated. It didn't take into account the ACA's effect on doctors retiring early, refusing new patients or going into concierge medicine. These estimates also ignored the millions of immigrants who would be seeking a physician after having been granted legal status.
Medicare Cuts under ObamaCare Will Affect Low-Income Seniors Most,
Though Republicans are usually responsible for calls to modify or end Medicare, the Obama administration has made the first move in cutting benefits. The administration's cuts will impact the poor the most, says Joseph Antos, the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.
•Low-income seniors will see an estimated 7 percent to 8 percent reduction in their Medicare Advantage benefits in 2014.
•As opposed to traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (MA) is provided by private providers and is attractive to lower-income individuals because it is less expensive.
•The reduction will occur because of the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare"), which is reducing Medicare benefits and raising taxes to pay for the expansion of Medicaid and subsidies in the health insurance exchanges.
•The cuts are larger than originally expected because the administration believes that Medicare spending will abruptly drop for no reason.
Private plans, averse to such a large spending cut, will likely leave markets or reduce their benefits as plans become less profitable.
•More than 14 million Medicare beneficiaries will be affected by the cuts, which will disproportionately affect low-income individuals.
•Forty-one percent of MA enrollees in 2011 had incomes of $20,000 or less and nearly 33 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries enroll in MA plans.
•Because traditional Medicare is expensive and places limits of benefits, many beneficiaries have supplemental coverage like Medigap to coverage what Medicare does not.
For many of the 6 million MA plan holders, Medicare will fundamentally change or disappear as companies respond to the 7 percent to 8 percent cuts. In 1997, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, pushed through by a Republican Congress, included serious payment cuts to private plans in Medicare, which in just six years caused the number of participating plans to drop in half.