Monday, May 01, 2017

If you like your doctor...

Too bad, so sad:

"Premier Health Network hospitals now out of network for UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, individual plans "

As of yesterday (April 30), folks with either individual or group medical plans from UHC are no longer able to receive services at Premier Health facilities at negotiated rates, and their co-insurance obligations from these providers wil be treated as out-of-network (meaning UHC insureds will have to come up with more scratch out of their own pockets).

UHC claims that Premier is "one of the most expensive health systems in Southwestern Ohio." and that they've been recalcitrant in terms of giving UHC insureds a break. We haven't heard yet from Premier; of course we'll pass along any rebuttal they choose to make public.

The bottom line, of course, is that many of us can't keep our doc, as explicitly (and repeatedly) promised:

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