Video: ObamaCare enrollee can’t get doctor to see her

posted at 3:21 pm on February 20, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

CBS affiliates bring us two updates on the ongoing disaster of Covered California, the ObamaCare exchange in the Golden State that has begun to look a lot more like Uncovered Californians. In Sacramento, Nick Janes reports on the plight of Katherine Cadman, who eagerly signed up for an insurance policy through the state’s exchange — and then tried to use it to see a doctor. Doctors, however, are not anxious to see customers from ObamaCare plans, thanks to the lousy reimbursement rates:

One viewer said she did months of research before picking the plan that Blue Cross recommended. But it’s still been a nightmare.

Katherine Cadman says her emails and calls aren’t getting anywhere. She says she signed up for an Anthem Blue Cross Plan, but doctors keep refusing to see her.

“It’s just not right,” she said. “It does make you feel like you’re a second-class citizen.”

Chris and Tammy Dunn told us the same exact thing about their experience trying to find a doctor to fix Chris’ back. He says an in-network doctor turned him down.

“I haven’t slept in four months,” said Chris.

When we again reached out to Anthem again for answers on Wednesday and they issued the following statement:

“Our records indicate that this doctor has a contract with Anthem Blue Cross to treat our Covered CA members, and we will reach out to him to determine what the issue is.”

The doctor apparently was on the plan … emphasis on the past tense. The providers in question decided not to provide service under the reduced reimbursement rates that Anthem’s ObamaCare-compliant plan delivers. That’s his choice; doctors don’t have to accept insurance plans, after all, especially if the reimbursement doesn’t cover his or her costs to provide services. That, however, leaves Covered California consumers asking this question:

“What are we left with as far as being Covered California subscribers?” Cadman asked. “The bottom of the barrel?”

When payments get cut to bottom-of-barrel rates, what do consumers expect to happen?

In the San Francisco area, they’re discovering that the doctors that will accept them work in areas they’d rather not visit:

California’s health care exchange promised potential customers they would have enough physicians to choose from. But some new enrollees, including an Alameda County woman, are discovering that their doctor choices are extremely limited.

Julia Turner is surprised that she even has to search for a doctor. When she signed up for a policy through Covered California late last year, her long-time physician was listed as participating in her Blue Shield plan. It turned out; however, that he is not accepting patients with her Blue Shield policy, purchased on the Covered California exchange.

When Turner called around to find someone else to treat her, she got more frustration. “The only doctors accepting new patients are urgent care clinics,” Turner told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Only one doctor on the Blue Shield list for Turner’s plan in her area was both board-certified and accepting new adult patients … out of 41 listed. KPIX got Blue Shield to add her existing doctor into the network, but Turner isn’t happy with the outcome:

“This is not what we were promised. I see those (Covered California) commercials now and I want to scream,” Turner said.

Yes. You were promised a free lunch, and expected that to be realistic. The laws of supply and demand, and cost and pricing, do not get wished away or legislated out of existence.


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I’m sorry, I’m wiping away a tear here.

Of laughter.

Vanceone on February 20, 2014 at 3:24 PM

ObamaCare enrollee can’t get doctor to see her

Well, yeah… he’s just not that into you.

Marcola on February 20, 2014 at 3:27 PM

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Racist.

True, but racist…

JohnGalt23 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Good luck with ReichCare.

Murphy9 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I’m somewhat surprised that the mask didn’t slip here with one of these disappointed parasites demanding that the doctors be forced to accept them as patients.

dreadnought62 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

I guarantee you that this hippie leftist chick voted for Obumbles and brought this train wreck on herself. No sympathy honey. None.

Whitey Ford on February 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Just getting closer to single payer…

OmahaConservative on February 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

I feel sorry for these people. They heard a line from a snake oil salesman, and fell for it, hook, line and sinker.

Okay, I’m over being sorry now. I’d care more, but I’m a heartless conservative and all, so, no, probably not.

michigansahd on February 20, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Evidently, a significant portion of the population understands the health insurance industry about as much as this administration, which is to say, they no nothing about the health insurance industry.

They are about to learn a very painful, but necessary lesson.

Neo-con Artist on February 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I have to laugh at the “we don’t want to go to East Oakland!” They all want single payor and I’m curious if Streisand and DiCaprio will mind going to Compton while Compton residents flood the Cedar Sinai offices they’re so accustomed to.

Marcus on February 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

If you like your cancer you can keep your cancer.
If you like your illness you can keep your illness.

jukin3 on February 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Keep voting democrat you get democrat policies.

Idiot.

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I feel sorry for these people. They heard a line from a snake oil salesman, and fell for it, hook, line and sinker.

Okay, I’m over being sorry now. I’d care more, but I’m a heartless conservative and all, so, no, probably not.

michigansahd on February 20, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I don’t feel sorry for them at all. I bet they’re all blaming the Republicans.

Doomberg on February 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

What the hell did these slugs expect?

rplat on February 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Suck it up dimwits…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

I’m somewhat surprised that the mask didn’t slip here with one of these disappointed parasites demanding that the doctors be forced to accept them as patients.

dreadnought62 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Don’t give ‘em ideas, or the next thing ya know is the occupy movement shifts from the financial focus to medical and begin attacking health care providers as greedy and uncaring. All we need is someone to urge the masses on to that as more people find themselves in similar “unexpected” circumstances, and who might that someone be?

hawkeye54 on February 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM

“What are we left with as far as being Covered California subscribers?” Cadman asked. “The bottom of the barrel?”

Don’t forget to keep voting Democrat…

… It is Paradise, no?

Seven Percent Solution on February 20, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Yeah, this will be the other shoe to drop….
Millions braved HealthCare.gov, signed up and paid their premium…..
Now hundreds of thousands cannot even see a doctor with their shiny new ObamaCare plan.
Soon many of those people will stop paying for ObamaCare and just find a doctor they can pay cash to….

Now if you are really sick and have cancer or a chronic treatment?
Sorry the democrats don’t care about you. Their solution is that you die, quickly.

redguy on February 20, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Dammit! I TOLD her to move to Oregon!

vnvet on February 20, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Next stop ? Legislation to force doctors into slave labor.

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Embrace the suck..liberals. You earned it.

Sad thing is, these idiots won’t learn from their mistakes. They’ll demand more government action to fix the problems that government action created.

HumpBot Salvation on February 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Did she vote for the big 0?
Did she vote for the Dems who control her part of Kalifornia?
If yes – suck it up moron – you asked for it.

dentarthurdent on February 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Hope the doctor you ultimately find, treats your gunshot and stab wounds once you get to his office…

Boy are these people dumb or what???

I mean there are millions of these idiots among us…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:38 PM

MY UNICORN DOESN’T WORK!!!!!!!!!!

BobMbx on February 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

“I was all for it until I realized I had to pay for it.”

—– Mexifornia dingbat from last year

viking01 on February 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I’m somewhat surprised that the mask didn’t slip here with one of these disappointed parasites demanding that the doctors be forced to accept them as patients.

dreadnought62 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Don’t worry–some democratic legislator will no doubt suggest it. You will then see a mass exodus of docs from the profession–we can always go do something else.

I do wonder if any of these people actually thought about paying for their visits–most offices give discounts for cash money.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

“None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Aww. Call a waahmbulance for them. Enjoy the trip to East Oakland.

Royal Fizzbin on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Suck it, retirees.
 
Suck it, middle class.
 
rogerb on February 18, 2014 at 2:57 PM

 
As i said, they used their political capital on the Affordable Care Act. That would arguably be a benefit to retirees and to the middle class. Let’s not argue if it actually is a benefit…
 
segasagez on February 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

rogerb on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Video: ObamaCare enrollee can’t get doctor to see her

…she must be lying!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

The progressive fascist democrats in kalifornia are going to introduce the “Doctor Freedom and Fairness Act” that forces doctors to see Obama democrat care patients. Or it could just come through regulatory mandates where a doc has to see X% of Obama democrat care patients or they don’t get licensed.

jukin3 on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I’d love to get a look at those reimbursement rates. Ben Domenech has been saying that Obamacare policy reimbursement rates are falling between Medicaid and Medicare. California’s Medicaid rates are lower than the national average.

That’s enough to mess up a provider’s payer mix very quickly.

lineholder on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

What the hell did these slugs expect?

rplat on February 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

A wonderful utopia filled with rainbows and unicorns, and everything you ever wanted – if it’s approved by the Dem overlords…

dentarthurdent on February 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM

How about we do a trade with CA. We’ll feel sorry for them, and they vote out Boxer/Pelosi and > 50% of the democrats in state office. Seems fair to me

ledbylight on February 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM

I wonder when the legislation will be introduced to jail doctors who refuse to see Obamacare members?

portlandon on February 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Enjoy the fruits of your vote…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

All part of the plan. Single-payer is the prize. The ends justify the means.

Common Sense Floridian on February 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Since liblikeimdyin left us to study for finals, I’ll be playing the part of clueless lib today…

These doctors are shameless crooks. They have a contract with Anthem and they’re refusing to honor it for political reasons. So what if they didn’t know reimbursement rates when they joined the network. They opted in, now they need to do their jobs. They should lose their licenses for such blatant violation of the hypercritical oath.

And don’t get me started on Anthem refusing to do more than “look into this”. They’re more interested in chasing profits then even the doctors. This is why single payer is the only way to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for all.

Lost in Jersey on February 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Next Obama will change the law without Congress to finance concealed carry permits, firearm training, and bullet proof vests for all Americans that need to journey through the neighborhoods of Holder’s People to buy their condoms.

LOL!

KirknBurker on February 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

I wonder when the legislation will be introduced to jail doctors who refuse to see Obamacare members?

portlandon on February 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Legislation?…he has a pen and can do what he wants…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The progressive fascist democrats in kalifornia are going to introduce the “Doctor Freedom and Fairness Act” that forces doctors to see Obama democrat care patients. Or it could just come through regulatory mandates where a doc has to see X% of Obama democrat care patients or they don’t get licensed.

jukin3 on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Is this real or are you just speculating?

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2014 at 3:44 PM

If those glasses aren’t a dead giveaway. Sheesh.

Anyhow. . .

SUFFER, RUBE!

SUFFER.

RedNewEnglander on February 20, 2014 at 3:44 PM

CBS affiliates bring us two updates on the ongoing disaster of Covered California,

Don’t worry, FCC will investigate — the affiliates. “You got a nice newsroom here, be a shame if anything happened to it. How about instead, you do a story on some rescued puppies, or a racist sign at a Tea Party rally. Here, use this sign.”

rbj on February 20, 2014 at 3:44 PM

But all the people complaining very likely voted twice for Obama. So these stories make me laugh at the fools. Yet, they would vote to re-elect him tomorrow. So tell me why we should feel sorry for people who worship Communist Democrats?

BillCarson on February 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

“It’s just not right,” she said. “It does make you feel like you’re a second-class citizen.”

The Obama administration calls that “success.”

sadatoni on February 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Obamcare covers that, right?

MichaelGabriel on February 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

CBS’s broadcast license is about to be cancelled…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Enjoy the fruits of your vote…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:42 PM

For Mexifornia and creep Judge Ross even the votes don’t count anymore if he disapproves.

viking01 on February 20, 2014 at 3:47 PM

She should call Represenative Pelosi.
To which she’ll reply, “Embrace the Suck.”

Missilengr on February 20, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Scam insurance

forest on February 20, 2014 at 3:47 PM

“It’s just not right,” she said. “It does make you feel like you’re a second-class citizen.”

Social Justice, inequality, fairness, enjoy your new class status moron…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Thanks Obama!

forest on February 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Hey libfreesMom

Is he finished cleaning his room? :)

If so, let’s see him come in and defend the Obamacare that ate Katherine Cadman

22044 on February 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I’m somewhat surprised that the mask didn’t slip here with one of these disappointed parasites demanding that the doctors be forced to accept them as patients.

dreadnought62 on February 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

That’s next on the list for Obama, forcing doctors to take on Obamacare/Covered California subscribers. It’s the socialist motherload.

Hillarycare was full of those rules, regulations, and penalties for doctors, even down to how many could train in certain specialties.

Aardvark on February 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Millions of these idiots will get what they deserve over the next 12 months…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Obama is going to be real mad when he hears this story…just hang on Katherine, Chris and Tammy…Obama will fix this….

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

No whining….. you wanted it you got it
No sympathy for California lefties….

cmsinaz on February 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

You were eager to sign up for something only a comatose person wouldn’t know was turning out to be a disaster? I’m trying to find some sympathy for you….nope, I looked everywhere and can find a jot.

DeathCare is the mother of all beta-tests, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 270 years on Earth it’s that you NEVER EVER EVER NEVER EVER volunteer to be a beta tester.

Bishop on February 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Don’t know much about Oakland, so, why is there so much violence in East Oakland? And why do doctors there take Obamacare and not doctors elsewhere in town?
–he asked innocently.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

Awwwwwwwwwww. Reap the whirlwind sycophant. BHO’s two most favorite things in the universe, O’care and people of color.

Suck the embrace.

antipc on February 20, 2014 at 3:52 PM

“This is not fair”.

Tell that to my Wallet, lady.

portlandon on February 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

I,

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

But….Cali makes it almost impossible to get a gun….how can this be?

I used to work in Alameda which borders Oakland, that is one scary city, I mean even the nice areas would scare the curls from your hair.

Bishop on February 20, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Millions of these idiots will get what they deserve over the next 12 months…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM

unfortunately, the rest of us will also get what these idiots deserve.

Lost in Jersey on February 20, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Looks like only backsides are being covered.

Annar on February 20, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Aardvark on February 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Yep, Hillary care actually contained provisions CRIMINALIZING private transactions between patients and doctors–see the doctor for cash, go to jail.
So much for freedom of contract and association. Honestly I am utterly shocked that that was tucked into this one too somewhere deep on page 1743, section 673A, subsection 19, clause 1, sentence II.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I am lucky that I am a young(ish) healthy guy (with lots of guns). I don’t have a family to support. I can’t even imagine what people with families are going through, and will go through. When this thing really kicks in, this stuff is going to seem like nothing. People are getting scr3wed left and right on this.

I truly feel hatred in my heart for this law.

WhatSlushfund on February 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM

“It’s just not right,” she said. “It does make you feel like you’re a second-class citizen.”

That’s what you voted for, you just assumed it would be someone else.

antipc on February 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I fear my heart has turned dark.
I should feel sorry for her.
Why don’t I?
I feel sorry enough for myself not knowing day to day if I’ll get that letter that my insurance has been dropped.
But apparently she embraced Obama, Obamacare, the bill nobody read, & fell in love with the word “free”.
But not to worry.
Write to Pelosi, Boxer, Mr. Nose before he retires, or Michelle….surely one of them will bail you out.

Belle on February 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Should say I am shocked it was NOT included in O-care.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Man, you guys just love your Obamacare horror stories!

It remains to be seen whether this one will turn out like all the others.

Constantine on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

If florists and photographers can be forced to provide services to all who come to them, then why aren’t doctors and nurses forced to?
I eagerly await Schmucky Schumer and Nancy Pelousi’s joint press conference demanding all patients be seen regardless of….. wait……. I see where this is going. Why those wascally wabbits!

smfic on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Mzzz. Cadman will really get a shock when Killary needs a new liver and DeathCare flags her as a match.

“We’re here for your liver.”

“I’m using it.”

“You signed up for DeathCare and voted for the Kenyan Pharaoh”…

….”Oh, and Benedict Roberts says it’s ‘a tax’.”

viking01 on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Where’s that tiny violin again? I just had it…

Ward Cleaver on February 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Just getting closer to single payer…

OmahaConservative on February 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

A large portion of Americans will never accept being told what to eat, buy or pay for.

Sgt Stryker on February 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Hey libfreesMom

Is he finished cleaning his room? :)

If so, let’s see him come in and defend the Obamacare that ate Katherine Cadman

22044 on February 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Alas, the ‘perfesser’ is no longer among us. Or so it said this morning.

And O/T sort of, did ya’ll see this? Petition to Split California Into Six States Gets Green Light

Flora Duh on February 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

“It’s just not right,” she said. “It does make you feel like you’re a second-class citizen.”

Did you ever compare your crummy healthcare plan to the exempt ones enjoyed by the Ruling Elite and their apparatchiks? Dear, you ARE a second class citizen.

Cicero43 on February 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

you NEVER EVER EVER NEVER EVER volunteer to be a beta tester.

Bishop on February 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Unlessssss – it’s a really cool looking game, and you get to play it for free, and you really enjoy pain and frustration….
The heroes of Big Bang Theory love the buggy beta versions of games – so they must be cool.

dentarthurdent on February 20, 2014 at 3:59 PM

I just hope these people are lucky enough to be one of those unburdened by the onerous 40-hour work week. That way they’ll have the time and freedom to keep searching for a doctor that will treat them. Alternatively, as Zeke would say, they’re free to pay more to see any doctor they’d like.

So, all-in-all… win-win.

BKeyser on February 20, 2014 at 3:59 PM

That’s what you voted for, you just assumed it would be someone else.

antipc on February 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *cough cough*

That right there encapsulates DeathCare and nanny liberalism in one beautiful concise package; I nominate it for QOTM.

They ALL assume it will be someone else. Have you ever in your life met a liberal who imagined themselves as the ditch digger rather than the policy maker in their Utopian world?

“Who wants to work in the nicely heated office with fresh coffee and scones?”

*a million hands are raised, everyone clamoring to be chosen*

“We also need someone to fix the power lines when they go down in an ice storm, who volunteers to do that?”

*tumbleweeds, shutters banging on abandoned houses*

Bishop on February 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

A large portion of Americans will never accept being told what to eat, buy or pay for.

Sgt Stryker on February 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM

A large portion already do….

dentarthurdent on February 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM

When Turner called around to find someone else to treat her, she got more frustration. “The only doctors accepting new patients are urgent care clinics,” Turner told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.

None of the doctors are located in the city in which she lives. Instead, Turner said, “They are in areas of East Oakland that have a lot of violence.”

If she doesn’t want to see a doctor in the ‘hood, she’s obviously a racist, and this would be a good learning experience for her.

Ward Cleaver on February 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Just getting closer to single payer…

OmahaConservative on February 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Which most doctors will also not accept. Not unless the government is going to start creating government doctors. There will always, ALWAYS be plenty of patients who will pay cash. The best doctors will fill their patient rosters with these people as much a possible. People who can’t pay cash will get the Oakland treatment.

HotAirian on February 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Katherine, Chris and Tammy…sorry…the Death Panel (that does not exist and you scoffed at) will be calling you soon…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Man, you guys just love your Obamacare horror stories!

It remains to be seen whether this one will turn out like all the others.

Constantine on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

You needn’t worry about this one. There will be millions more.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Don’t worry–some democratic legislator will no doubt suggest it. You will then see a mass exodus of docs from the profession–we can always go do something else.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 3:39 PM

You think you’re kidding? This will be Russia with med school ‘grads’ trading the ‘education’ cost for a 10 year indenture to work in the Volgograd ghetto.

How many Russkie floor-moppers have I met that say “In my country I was brain sturgeon!”

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM

The most expensive tax of all: The Stupid Tax.

ConDem on February 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I fear my heart has turned dark.
I should feel sorry for her.
Why don’t I?

Belle on February 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Because they went so far out of their way to rub it in our face after shoving it down our throat. No mercy.

antipc on February 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM

You think you’re kidding? This will be Russia with med school ‘grads’ trading the ‘education’ cost for a 10 year indenture to work in the Volgograd ghetto.

How many Russkie floor-moppers have I met that say “In my country I was brain sturgeon!”

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Russian brain sturgeons are the best. :)

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM

I don’t feel sorry for them at all. I bet they’re all blaming the Republicans.

Doomberg on February 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

No, her ilk will blame the “greedy” doctors. Her tone in the video revealed it. It will NEVER be the regulation itself.

As others pointed out, legislation will be passed to force doctors to participate.

lucyvanpelt on February 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Does Obama know of this?

jukin3 on February 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hey Katherine, Tammy and Chris…let me give you John Roberts phone number…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I should feel sorry for her.
Why don’t I?

Belle on February 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Because they will vote for obama’s third term.

And you know they will.

Definition of insanity.

In fact, they should see a doctor about that…

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

If she doesn’t want to see a doctor in the ‘hood, she’s obviously a racist, and this would be a good learning experience for her.

Ward Cleaver on February 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM

She would of course be happy to share the contents of her purse with the nice colored man on the street outside the clinic who asked her how much money she has.

And of course she will be happy to stand in line for 5 hours behind the illegals jamming the place who got there first and don’t have any coverage whatsoever.

And of course she will go back home and vote for whichever demorat is on the roster because next time, NEXT TIME things will be better.

Bishop on February 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Does Obama know of this?

jukin3 on February 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Was it on Netflix?

BKeyser on February 20, 2014 at 4:07 PM

No, her ilk will blame the “greedy” doctors. Her tone in the video revealed it. It will NEVER be the regulation itself.

As others pointed out, legislation will be passed to force doctors to participate.

lucyvanpelt on February 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Yep, it’s always interesting to ask such a patient “WHY won’t your doctor accept this plan?” Most of them don’t know, don’t want to know, or can’t bear to answer it because it leads too close to the truth that their Wunderkind President has screwed them over.

Doc Holliday on February 20, 2014 at 4:08 PM

The most expensive tax of all: The Stupid Tax.

ConDem on February 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Thread winner…

PatriotRider on February 20, 2014 at 4:08 PM

The doctor needs to be, er, “re-educated”?

In Sacramento, Nick Janes reports on the plight of Katherine Cadman, who eagerly signed up for an insurance policy through the state’s exchange — and then tried to use it to see a doctor.

That makes her a knucklehead right there, especially the “eagerly” part. No sympathy from me.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 20, 2014 at 4:08 PM

I’d love to get a look at those reimbursement rates. Ben Domenech has been saying that Obamacare policy reimbursement rates are falling between Medicaid and Medicare. California’s Medicaid rates are lower than the national average.

That’s enough to mess up a provider’s payer mix very quickly.

lineholder on February 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Individual policies are still only around 6% of the total, and they are rolling over only when they expire through 2014. This won’t affect doctors that much.

When the employer mandate delay expires, if ever, it will hit them like a freight train assuming the reimbursement rates will be as bad as in the individual market. 80% of the country gets insurance through employers.

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Man, you guys just love your Obamacare horror stories!

It remains to be seen whether this one will turn out like all the others.

Constantine on February 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

You linked MSNBC as a “news” source? Why? Even the President of the network admits they are a political cheerleading outfit.

“We’re not the place for that [news],” said Phil Griffin, the channel’s president, in reference to covering breaking events as CNN does. “Our brand is not that.”

HotAirian on February 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM

If any of these dipshi*# voted for Obama, then go cry to another who voted the same as you.

Because those who didn’t vote for The One, could care less about your dilemma. You were warned. You ignored us. So tough ti**ies.

Elections have consequences

Conservative4Ever on February 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

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