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AMAC: Doctors Dumped From Rolls of Medicare Advantage Providers Due to Obamacare

dan-weberOne physician voted twice for Barack Obama, and now feels the President has betrayed him –

by John Grimaldi – WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 13 – Seniors have already begun receiving notices that Medicare Advantage programs are dropping their doctors from their lists of providers, according to Dan Weber, a noted advocate for the elderly.

“The doctors they trust are no longer available to them as a direct result of Obamacare, which is dipping into Medicare funding to the tune of $717 billion in order to provide things like contraceptives and abortion pills in new healthcare plans created to comply with the Affordable Care Act,” Weber, who is president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, explained.

Connecticut’s Fairfield and Hartford County Medical Associations quickly filed a lawsuit and won a temporary injunction to stop UnitedHealthcare from dropping doctors.  But, the insurer responded by saying it will continue to delist MDs from their rolls, claiming the injunction applies only to doctors who are members of the two associations.  UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage insurers, and other coverage providers are being pressured by Obamacare provisions to offer broad coverage to the uninsured with less money.

“Nationwide, support for the health care law is declining rapidly.  People are finding out that it was enacted by liberal elitists using subterfuge and disinformation.  Meanwhile, there are new revelations almost daily, such as the purging of available physicians, the denial of coverage for certain life-saving medications and much more.  Therefore, AMAC has renewed its efforts to overturn the law, notwithstanding the fact that other so-called advocacy groups continue to blindly promote it,” said AMAC chief Weber.

He noted, for example, that “AARP, which played a big role in Obamacare’s passage in the first place, is now out encouraging its members and others to sign up for it, no matter how flawed it is and no matter how it is designed to hurt the elderly.”

Weber cited the announcement by the California Endowment in October that it had partnered with AARP to encourage enrollment in that state.  He pointed out that In November, the association’s president Robert Romasco said in an interview on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh that ‘we determined which benefits every American family will need’ and then he offered to help people navigate the Obamacare Web site.

A recent article in the New York Daily News recounted how an 84 year old patient learned that she could no longer see her primary care doctor, whom she had been seeing for some two decades.  Her physician reacted this way: “He voted twice for Barack Obama, and now feels the President has betrayed him. He thought the government health-care program would bring him more patients, not snatch away those already under his care.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors and reporters may contact John Grimaldi by phone at 917-846-8485 or via email at [email protected] to set up a call.

 

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paul
6 years ago

Where is the Supreme Court in all this? Now that they have witnessed their mistake, can’t they
reverse their decision and take action to protect Americans. Talk about doing what is right for
“constitutional survival” … it is time for corrective action folks.

MJ Stan
6 years ago

As a medical professional, I am embarrassed by any healthcare worker who voted for obama, but it shows how a political sociopath can fool millions of intelligent people. USA is now on a slippery slope to socialized medicine. It is a historic tragedy that means the collapse of our representative republic!

Joseph
6 years ago

Obamacare is working perfectly for what it was designed to do, create chaos. Out of the chaos comes the perfect
scenario for a takeover by the leftists ( a scene right out of the communist manifesto)

HAM
6 years ago

Piper Jim: “Congress” did NOT write Obamacare (aka ACA – affordable my ass) the Democrats & only the Democrats did, behind closed doors with no input from the Republicans. OBAMA only allowed the Republicans in on one meeting and that was strictly for show so he could tell the Liberal up-his-ass media that he allowed them input. Obama & the Democrats OWN Obamacare 100%. Not one Republican voted for it. You must get your information from these Liberal media, ABC, CBS,NBC ,MSNBC, New York Times & all their affiliates not to mention Liberal Hollywood types who are sooooooo knowledgable. FOX… Read more »

blackhawk
6 years ago

Has anyone noticed that there is a mass of government (leaders) who are a complete waste of human skin ???

Jason S.
6 years ago

Piper Jim, I suppose that after reading your comments we’re supposed to believe that you have done a lot of original thinking. I’m suspicious that much of your thinking came from MSNBC or one of those other left wing news media. People who think like you scare me. In case you hadn’t noticed, congress has been weak and ineffective according to polls and people who care. Congress didn’t pass Obamacare (AFA) the Democrts did. Mr. Obama has taken advantage of the congressional weakness and is acting like a dictator without regard for the constitution or the effect his decisions are… Read more »

Piper Jim
6 years ago

I’d like to remind all you whiney old folks that the President didn’t write the AFA, the Congress did. While he’s rightly criticzed for many of the comments he has made regarding the AFA, he’s not at the wheel of it’s imlementation. Coverage is provided by the insurance companies, not the government, so please park all this socialist rubbish, will you? These comments look like a cut-and-paste summation of Fox News and various other right-wing pundits. Not a whole lot or original thinking evident in most comments.

Jason S.
6 years ago

As I have read through the comments above it occurs to me that many of them could potentially create division among those who would like to see Obamacare eliminated. Many of the comments are criticisms of the individuals thinking rather than addressing the topic of the article “Doctors Dumped From Rolls of Medicare Advantage Providers Due to Obamacare” Division is what Mr. Obama wants. I fear that many of those who accuse others of being “lazy” and/or “stupid” are expressing their emotions but fail to do their duty by being informed and helping others to get informed. Our country has… Read more »

HAM
6 years ago

I have read a lot of complaints but see very few who state they are actually contacting their congressmen/women. This needs to be done on at least a weekly basis. You may say it does no good because the responses you get are based on party lines & not to the issues you specifically wrote them about. It doesn’t matter what the response is because it is either a generic letter or written by a staff member. The point is to for everyone to BOMBARD them with letters, emails or phone calls about Obamacare, Medicare & the eventual elimination of… Read more »

Sal Sanders
6 years ago

Heartily agree with Billy Richardson, above. Even surgeons can be political idiots. He was naive and stupid to vote for Obama and deserves to be excised from Obamanationcare. Voters deserve the candidate they voted for. But we all suffer. Notwithstanding that the Republican party is defamed by the media, educators, Hollywood, et al., the Party
must do a better job of educating low information voters than the left does in propogandizing them.

Glenn
6 years ago

The last paragraph or this article is absolute gibberish, Thy to do some proof reading.

Billy Richardson
6 years ago

If this guy was stupid enough to vote for Obama two times, he deserves what he gets. He had a big hand in geting Obamacare passed so I do not feel sorry for him. He has helped bring huge amounts of pain and grief to many, many people and to this once great republic. I have no pity for anyone who supports Obama.

John Bires
6 years ago

The problem lies with the media. We should all avoid listening to or watching network news, we could then only listen to local news. When the LOCAL news station slants or decides to not include news that puts the administration in a bad light, we can complain to a local entity. This is more powerful than trying to complain to the networks. Do not subscribe to a local liberal papers. You can subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and get real news. Go to a library and see what is in the WSJ. It is more expensive, but you get… Read more »

Carolyn D.
6 years ago

Wake up! All doctors currently serving Medicare patients drop out of the system completely. With no doctors being reimbursed by the gov’t, the few decent congressmen can then repeal Medicare. The doctors, of course, would have to cooperate by treating patients at the rate they would have been reimbursed by the gov’t and what seniors would have paid as co-pays, in a pay-for-service system. The gov’t would thereby be deprived of all the Medicare money it now collects since there would no longer be a Medicare program. Plus, by that time, at least some of the more intelligent younger citizens… Read more »

Lincoln Sorensen
6 years ago

Well, maureen, if God is everywhere and all-seeing, prayer should not be a prerequisite to assistance with a problem, especially a problem which has persisted so long and affects so many. God also advocated helping oneself. That is exactly what it is going to take to get this country back on track. We can’t all be part of the huddled masses, someone is going to have to form a group of action.

Maureen
6 years ago

Years ago, my parish priest warned that, now that ending the lives of innocent babies is legal, it won’t be long before genecide will be accepted. I wondered how that could happen and foolishly dismissed his comment as impossible. Now, I am old and know that I may well be one of those he spoke of. I wish I had prayed harder.

KarenFaye
6 years ago

My cat just died. Maybe I’d better ask the Vet if he can treat us now.

Warren
6 years ago

The Soviet leaders brutally murdered millions of their citizens. Our leaders are much more civilized. They can accomplish the same thing by denying healthcare and weed out those who are drains on our society. Man’s inhumanity to man has no bounds.

Lincoln Sorensen
6 years ago

Sara, I agree with you that this country is swirling around in a vortex of the porcelain bowl. You are correct, voting isn’t going to impact the present direction. I doubt the machines are rigged. No need to. There are a majority of idiots out there that will vote for anyone who promises to provide the “gimmees”. It is going to eventually come to a revolt en masse by those of us who are left with a sense of honor and work ethic. I have been advocating this for several decades, now. I, too am 72 years old and worked… Read more »

E. Smith
6 years ago

There is no accounting for the stupidity of people as a group.

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