UnitedHealth largest provider of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans drops thousands of doctors, Obamacare impact, WSJ report, Substantial funding pressure from federal government

UnitedHealth largest provider of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans drops thousands of doctors, Obamacare impact, WSJ report, Substantial funding pressure from federal government

“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama

“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”…Joseph Goebbels

 

 

From Zero Hedge November 16, 2013.
“Nation’s Largest Healthcare Provider Cuts Thousands Of Doctors; Blames Government”

“UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest provider of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans, has dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks citing “substantial funding pressure from the federal government.” The WSJ reports that physician groups are protesting as many elderly patients are now unsure about whether they need to switch plans to keep seeing their doctors. Doctors in at least 10 states have received termination letters, some citing “significant changes and pressures in the health-care environment.” UnitedHealth said its provider networks are always changing and that it expects its Medicare Advantage network “to be 85% to 90% of its current size by the end of 2014,” due to the new health law (Obamacare). More job creation?”

“Via WSJ,”
“Medicare Advantage, an alternative to traditional Medicare, combines hospital and doctor coverage and often includes prescription drugs and perks like gym memberships. Enrollment has more than doubled since 2004 to 13 million in 2012, which represents about 27% of Americans on Medicare.

The federal government pays private insurers a per-capita fee to manage the benefits. The rate is currently about 12% more than the average Medicare patient spends annually. The Obama administration plans to cut those extra payments to insurers by about $150 billion over the next 10 years to help pay for the health law. Some experts expect enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans to decline sharply if that occurs.”
“”Instead of a scalpel, United is using a chain saw,” said Michael Saffir, a rehabilitation specialist and president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, which estimates the insurer has cut 2,200 doctors across the state.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-16/nations-largest-healthcare-provider-cuts-thousands-doctors-blames-government

 

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9 responses to “UnitedHealth largest provider of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans drops thousands of doctors, Obamacare impact, WSJ report, Substantial funding pressure from federal government

  1. ………..And GUESS who United Health is signed onto,and represents.. har har…..A-A-R-P, who have been BULLSHI#ING the public with TV ADS for months.

  2. ……..can’t help wonder what all the suckers are going to do who signed up for AARP Healthcare. AARP has been a LIBERAL oriented organisation since Horace Deets headed it up years ago. He made himself rich off of unsuspecting members. He was the PRIMARY reson why I bailed out. I accidentally discovered how crooked he was. Horace Deets was not interested in helping Seniors. His interest was in ENRICHING Horace Deets. AARP has never returned to the organisation it once was. They have remained LIBERAL oriented.

  3. …..Looks as though AARP is still at it.

  4. ……..According to a certain friend all of the Advantage plans are going to come to a screeching halt ….tentatively during 2014, but the current FIASCO might see them extended to 2015. I have a bad feeling that SINGLE PAYER insurance just like Europe might be upon us BEFORE
    2015. But I expect intervention by a really pissed off public before 2015. I will be really surprised if it doesn’t happen.

  5. Alan Colmes To Caller: ‘Spite Black Bastard Obama’

  6. Good morning CW et. al,

    I seen this morning that Fox News briefly mentioned the so called “Knock-out” game and showed 1 brief camera video and also mentioned it was being looked into as a hate crime.

    However, they failed to mention that those participating were “African American” by race.

  7. cw,
    Speaking of Benghazi, I’ve wondered where was Obama that night and what was he doing? Can there be any truth to these allegations……

    What was President Lucifer doing while Americans were being killed in Benghazi?
    Posted on May 31, 2013 by Dr. Eowyn

    Where was Obama, the Commander In Chief (CIC), when a United States consulate was being attacked and an ambassador and three other Americans were being killed?

    http://dcclothesline.com/2013/05/31/what-was-president-lucifer-doing-while-americans-were-being-killed-in-benghazi/

  8. This photo will bring tears……

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