Even Liberal New York Getting Hurt By Obama-Care
Little by little the truth is coming out about Obama-Care, and the stories are not good. Even New York, a Liberal strong hold that sang the praises of Obama-Care is starting to learn the truth, and it’s only the beginning, the worst is yet to come.
Obama-Care was supposed to offer more choices, but New Yorkers shopping for medical coverage stand to be shut out of two of the city’s most prestigious hospitals. Only three of the nine plans being offered on the New York State Health Exchange cover bills at NYU and New York-Presbyterian medical centers, The Post has learned.
Those who opt for the other six plans will either have to go elsewhere or pay steep out-of-pocket costs, officials said.
Records show that New York-Presbyterian, the largest hospital system in the nation with 2,236 beds, is an in-network choice only for the United, Emblem and Aetna plans when chosen through the exchange.
The New York University system, which as 1,069 beds at its main Langone medical facility as well as its Hospital for Joint Diseases, has deals with Affinity, Fidelis and United, and for individuals with Oxford-United for small groups.
NYU and New York-Presbyterian continue to accept most commercial health insurance that is not regulated by Obama-Care.
“It’s a desperate attempt by the insurance companies to try to keep premiums down under Obama-Care. The only way to do that is to cut the number of hospitals patients can see use,” said Josh Archambault of the Foundation for Government Accountability.
Anthony Feliciano, director of the watchdog Commission on Public Health Systems, worries that the neediest New Yorkers will have the least choices, a medical network version of red-lining.
“If hospitals want to limit the number of health plans they accept,” he said, “they’re limiting the population that goes to the hospital.”
Brooks White, a property and casualty insurance lawyer from the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn who is considering enrolling in Obama-Care next year, called for an overhaul of the system. “My wife uses NYU. I wrote to my state senator. My issue is that all the hospitals really should be participating at every level of the plans,” White said. “If you don’t have a deep supply, you have nothing. It’s a false promise.” This is a story I got from the New York Post.
This is only one story, we can expect to hear more and more as time goes by. The great Obama-Care is a joke and a destructive force to our country, as people are starting to learn. We are learning that everything that Obama told was about Obama-Care was a lie, but most of us already knew that. But rest assured, that no matter how bad Obama-Care proves to be, there will be those devoted Liberals who will sing its praises, even as our economy goes down the toilet.
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