Another ObamaCare Success Story: Thousands of Connecticut Doctors Fired by United HealthCare

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 at 8:55 am

Wait, can’t we blame this on a computer glitch?

In the midst of major changes in health care, United HealthCare has sent thousands of pink slips to Connecticut doctors.

Termination letters went to physicians caring for Medicare patients.

Those letters were sent out to doctors caring for ‘Medicare Advantage’ patients.

It’s a plan, marketed to Seniors to provide additional services through UnitedHealthCare.

A mix of primary care and specialty doctors are affected by it. And it comes at a questionable time.

Open enrollment for Medicare starts next Tuesday, and it’s still not clear at this time as to which doctors are still in the United network.

The Connecticut State Medical Society is fighting back. The biggest concern is patient access to healthcare.

“What the government is looking for is to manage better care by adding a patient centered medical home so that you have a doctor who is totally invested with taking care of every aspect of the patient and coordinating it. This is clearly not a patient centered decision,” said Dr. Michael Saffir, President of CT State Medical Society.

Well, the people of Connecticut voted for Obama, so they’re getting what they deserve.


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3 Responses to “Another ObamaCare Success Story: Thousands of Connecticut Doctors Fired by United HealthCare”

  1. The DRILL SGT on 11/11/13 at 11:42 am

    I bet this article is grossly in error.

    Insurance companies don’t have thousands of Docs as employees. In one state?

    I think this is about UHC “dropping” several thousand Docs from their “provider networks”. Docs that have their own practices or work for hospitals…

    The reason? Obamacare gutted funding and reimbursements for Medicare Advantage. And to be cost competitive on the O’care exchanges, firms have narrowed their networks.

  2. Max Entropy on 11/11/13 at 12:09 pm

    “no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what. My view is that health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: fix what’s broken and build on what works.”
    Barry Sotero – 6/15/09

    So, how’s that working out?

  3. jukin on 11/11/13 at 12:39 pm

    I’m sure this has nothing to do with the evil democrats cutting $700 billion from medicare to fund the cACA Obama HellCare fiasco.