February 5, 2014
TRAIN WRECK UPDATE: Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor’s offices: Many consumers faced hurdles signing up for Covered California health plans. Now they’re having trouble finding in-network doctors. And note this:
Aliso Viejo resident Danielle Nelson said Anthem Blue Cross promised half a dozen times that her oncologists would be covered under her new policy. She was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and discovered a suspicious lump near her jaw in early January.
But when she went to her oncologist’s office, she promptly encountered a bright orange sign saying that Covered California plans are not accepted.
“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night,” Nelson said. “I can’t imagine this is how President Obama wanted it to happen.”
If only the Tsar knew!