Wednesday, May 14, 2014

You Were Warned

"If you like your plan you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor." 

It was all a lie. One big campaign promise.

You were warned. If you didn't take heed there is no one to blame but yourself.
Michelle Pool is one of those customers. Before enrolling in a new health plan on California's exchange, she checked whether her longtime primary care doctor was covered. Pool, a 60-year-old diabetic who has had back surgery and a hip replacement, purchased the plan only to find that the insurer was mistaken.
Her $352 a month gold plan was cheaper than what she'd paid under her husband's insurance and seemed like a good deal because of her numerous pre-existing conditions. But after her insurance card came in the mail, the Vista, California resident learned her doctor wasn't taking her new insurance.

If you want cheap, you have to pay the price.

That price means, you don't get to pick just any doctor. Only the ones the carrier says you can have and even then you may not get in.

Remember when you were in school and the teacher appointed two captains for team sports. Each captain got to choose who would be on their team.

There was always one person who was the last to be picked.

Now you know how that person felt.
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