Another ObamaCare Success Story: Disabled CA Woman Signs Up for ObamaCare, Can’t Find a Doctor

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

As Team Obama would call it, just an anecdotal story. Don’t believe what you’re watching, just listen to the people who lie to you daily. Why does Obama hates the disabled so much?

“Beth Kramer says she’s running out of options. And out of time,” says the local reporter.

“The disabled mother of two says she’s out of medication for an autoimmune disease, she’s run out of antibiotics for a painful internal infection, and the health plan she’s paid for through the Affordable Care Act keeps sending her to doctors who say they can’t treat her because they won’t take her insurance.”

“I’m out of medication,” says Kramer. “I’m sitting here with an infection and I’m out of antibiotics and the symptoms are coming back. And I have no idea when I can go to a doctor or where.”

Maybe she can try 1-800-FUCK-YOU.

While Beth Kramer can’t choose a doctor, Obama recommitted himself to choosing abortion today. Swell.

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6 Responses to “Another ObamaCare Success Story: Disabled CA Woman Signs Up for ObamaCare, Can’t Find a Doctor”

  1. Margaret Harks on 22/22/14 at 3:45 pm

    This is an outrage and another example of what the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare really is. The government is endeavoring to take control of the health care industry via the Affordable Health Care Act eventually eliminating the private sector, the insurance companies. In other words, the ultimate goal of Obamacare is to get rid of competition altogether thereby opening the door to complete government control and regulation of the health care industry including and not limited to the medical profession itself. Citizens will not be able to have private insurance let alone have the ability to keep their own doctors of choice. Finally, the private sector will be nonexistent and the only provider of medical health insurance will be the government if nothing is done to reverse this situation.

    Even more disturbing is that this woman is disabled. It seems to me that she is a victim of discrimination notwithstanding that the doctors who are denying her medical care for her condition are using the pretext that her insurance isn’t good enough. The irony of this situation is that her health plan was obtained via the Affordable Care Act website!! Something is terribly wrong with this scenario.

    One final though the Hippocratic oath that doctors take means that they are professionally, legally and morally obligated to perform their duties as medical professionals provided that there are no circumstances preventing their medical services.


    Margaret Harks

  2. Seipherd on 22/22/14 at 5:21 pm

    The underbelly of O-Care, and especially it’s massive Medicaid expansion, is how Medicaid is paying providers less than minimum wage to provide care for those on Medicaid.

    For example, WA state adult dental medicaid pays a whopping dollar and thirty six cents for an xray — far less than ten percent of the normal fee of any clinic. Yes, that’s one dollar, thirty six cents. This same below minimum wage payments for providing Medicaid treatment goes on in medical clinics too.

    Yet the carriers processing Medicaid claims get paid full wages; as do those marketing Medicaid expansion under all sort of cutsy names like AppleCare, and ProviderOne; as do the programmers creating the flawed O-Care web site; as do the burrOcrats managing the Medicaid/O-Care expansion…

    To put this in perspective, if school teachers were paid less than a tenth of their normal wages for every kid on Medicaid in their classrooms, there would be no end to the noise about how it’s unfair to teachers. Do the same thing to health care providers providing Medicaid healthcare and there’s ….. wait for it….. wait for it…. Silence.

    Health care providers all over have responded to being paid less than minimum wages for Medicaid care by cutting back on Medicaid, or eliminating Medicaid care all together.

    Go figure how paying providers less than minimum wages for providing Medicaid care ends up with millions of folks on Medicaid being less likely than ever to be able to find providers to care for them.

    There’s also the nonsense rule that being on Medicaid also means people can’t opt to pay for care out of their own pocket — that’s prohibited.

    IMHO, as a health care provider, to just allow providers to deduct the unreimbursed portion of any charity care from their income. Providers everywhere would be rushing out to provide top quality care of all sorts. Plus, since one must have real income to report to deduct charity care from, there’s a built in check and balance to fraud. Providers would likely develop stable sliding scale system for providing care customized to their particular community — not some nonsense top down politically driven crony nonsense. It could even be implemented on top of the current system and the marketplace, not politicians, could determine which works best….

    The major problem with such an idea? Providers would get credit for providing care, not politicians and burrOcrats.

    Providers, not politicians, provide care…

  3. Nahanni on 22/22/14 at 8:28 pm

    Has anyone else noticed how much money the government is spending on TV and Radio ads for Obamacare? I saw at least four commercials for it in two hours last night in prime time and local 10pm newscast.

  4. Ken in NH on 23/23/14 at 1:04 pm

    Bill Keller of the NY Times has some suggestions about how to handle to the situation: just die quietly already.