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(Washington Post)   Doctors are universally refusing to see Obamacare patients, which explains why two-thirds of the newly insured say they could get an appointment within two weeks   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 268
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2014-07-10 10:33:02 AM
Don't worry, that 4% of the newly covered who couldn't get an appointment is more than enough to supply Fox with a steady stream of horror stories.
 
2014-07-10 10:36:46 AM
But what about the DOOM I was promised?
 
2014-07-10 10:37:20 AM
i49.tinypic.com
Just how the screaming purple f*ck does your doctor know you have "Obamacare"?

/f*cking morans
 
2014-07-10 10:40:35 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i49.tinypic.com image 300x232]
Just how the screaming purple f*ck does your doctor know you have "Obamacare"?

/f*cking morans


So much this.
 
2014-07-10 10:45:09 AM
Sick and injured people getting to see a doctor? This is a travesty! Damn you, Obama!
 
2014-07-10 10:56:10 AM
this might be news to people who are not accustomed to making dr's appointments (i.e. the newly insured); unless it's an emergency, appointments for routine visits (i.e. physicals etc) are usually booked weeks to months in advance.  if you need non-emergency service from a specialist it's even more.  it's always been like this.  this is nothing new.  welcome aboard.  if you really need to see your doctor (i.e. it's an emergency) tell them that and they will see you asap.
 
2014-07-10 10:57:36 AM
The VA originally said patients were seeing doctors within two weeks too.
 
2014-07-10 10:59:30 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Just how the screaming purple f*ck does your doctor know you have "Obamacare"?

/f*cking morans


I have health insurance. It's deemed sufficient by the PPACA. So, I'm pretty sure I have "Obamacare". That's how it works, right?
 
2014-07-10 11:03:55 AM

Gonz: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Just how the screaming purple f*ck does your doctor know you have "Obamacare"?

/f*cking morans

I have health insurance. It's deemed sufficient by the PPACA. So, I'm pretty sure I have "Obamacare". That's how it works, right?


Yes. And I'm certain it says OBAMACARE in big red letters all over your insurance cards, too
 
2014-07-10 11:06:21 AM
If the fact that people are getting to see doctors because of Obamacare upsets you for political reasons, please kill yourself.
 
2014-07-10 11:07:19 AM

doublesecretprobation: this might be news to people who are not accustomed to making dr's appointments (i.e. the newly insured); unless it's an emergency, appointments for routine visits (i.e. physicals etc) are usually booked weeks to months in advance.  if you need non-emergency service from a specialist it's even more.  it's always been like this.  this is nothing new.  welcome aboard.  if you really need to see your doctor (i.e. it's an emergency) tell them that and they will see you asap.


Two types of people didn't know this: 1) People who previously had no insurance and only saw a doctor when they went to the ER and 2) FoxNews watchers who hate-Hate-HATE everything with the letters OBAMA in the name.
 
2014-07-10 11:32:00 AM
3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.
 
2014-07-10 11:33:48 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Just how the screaming purple f*ck does your doctor know you have "Obamacare"?

/f*cking morans


when your doctor tries to verify your insurance and can't or it shows you have the wrong coverage because the enrollment went through a web site that doesn't work.

or, in the unlikely event they are able to, when your doctor tries to get reimbursed from the insurance carrier and they can't because communication between the insurance carrier and the obamacare payment system is all screwed up.
 
2014-07-10 11:37:55 AM

SlothB77: and they can't because communication between the insurance carrier and the obamacare payment system is all screwed up.


The who and the what now?
 
2014-07-10 11:40:14 AM

SlothB77: when your doctor tries to verify your insurance and can't or it shows you have the wrong coverage because the enrollment went through a web site that doesn't work.

or, in the unlikely event they are able to, when your doctor tries to get reimbursed from the insurance carrier and they can't because communication between the insurance carrier and the obamacare payment system is all screwed up.


This is rampant and doctors are universally refusing to see patients due to the circumstances you cite?

/anything besides Fox News to support that?
 
2014-07-10 11:42:33 AM
It's not that doctors are refusing necessarally but there aren't enough doctors on the list.
 
2014-07-10 11:57:06 AM

SlothB77: The VA originally said patients were seeing doctors within two weeks too.


That the chicken dressed slutty is not a valid excuse
 
2014-07-10 12:02:03 PM

Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.


You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.
 
2014-07-10 12:03:23 PM

Mugato: It's not that doctors are refusing necessarally but there aren't enough doctors on the list.


That situation is common in many places and has nothing to do with Obamacare.
 
2014-07-10 12:07:21 PM

mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.


No, I can't use it.
 
2014-07-10 12:10:17 PM
Sounds like it's a good time to become a doctor.
 
2014-07-10 12:13:46 PM

Mugato: It's not that doctors are refusing necessarally but there aren't enough doctors on the list.


If only there was some kind of economic 'law' that would address an unfullfilled demand with an increase in supply.
 
2014-07-10 12:20:00 PM

Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.


There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?
 
2014-07-10 12:21:14 PM

Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.


If you get hit by a bus tomorrow, you will use it.
 
2014-07-10 12:25:18 PM

Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?


Do I stutter? No, there isn't.
 
2014-07-10 12:37:32 PM

Mugato: Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?

Do I stutter? No, there isn't.


Was it easier to find a doctor when you didn't have insurance?
 
2014-07-10 12:38:33 PM

Mugato: Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?

Do I stutter? No, there isn't.


Sounds like you chose a really low-budget plan, and didn't research which doctors in your area accepted that insurance. And if you actually did do that much, you failed to contact those docs to ask them about scheduling.

I did all of the above when we helped my stepson get signed up (he's 39, but fairly clueless). He's needed to see the doctor twice, Each appointment was within a week. wasn't the cherapest plan available, but you can get what you're willing to pay for.
 
2014-07-10 12:40:36 PM

mrshowrules: Mugato: Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?

Do I stutter? No, there isn't.

Was it easier to find a doctor when you didn't have insurance?


Pretty much the same. The difference being I wasn't paying over $200/month.

Everyone's being really defensive. All I did was post my anecdotal experience.
 
2014-07-10 12:54:26 PM

Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?

Do I stutter? No, there isn't.

Was it easier to find a doctor when you didn't have insurance?

Pretty much the same. The difference being I wasn't paying over $200/month.

Everyone's being really defensive. All I did was post my anecdotal experience.


Don't want to be defensive just didn't understand your point.  The idea is "having" insurance not "using" it.  If you end up in the emergency room, you will most certainly use it.   Your issue is finding a doctor which is unrelated.  You could have opted out of insurance altogether and that would not have helped you find a doctor any sooner.

The more people have insurance, the more the demand for doctors to see more patients will become apparent and health care providers will fill that niche.  Your current previous/current model is more about seeing fewer patients and extracting more cash per patient.  The business model (driver for the health care profession) will shift to volume of patients versus volume of what you can get out of patients with great coverage.  It will take awhile for this to happen.  Good luck finding a doctor soon.  Keep at it.
 
2014-07-10 01:02:32 PM

Mugato: Everyone's being really defensive. All I did was post my anecdotal experience.


no.  no you didn't.  you just said "3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined. "

3 months what?
 
2014-07-10 01:21:56 PM
What is the latest stat 77% are happy with their OBAMACARE plan. Yeah sounds horrible...
 
2014-07-10 01:22:18 PM

James!: But what about the DOOM I was promised?


As usual the doom has been bait-and-switched for a hearty helping of gloom.

You'll take your gloom and like it!
 
2014-07-10 01:22:46 PM

Peter von Nostrand: SlothB77: The VA originally said patients were seeing doctors within two weeks too.

That the chicken dressed slutty is not a valid excuse


Hehehe. I heard what you've quoted in a whiny, pouty voice.
 
2014-07-10 01:23:24 PM
13 million insured, 60% hadn't had insurance for 2 years, half of those hadn't had insurance for 5+ years.

thanks Obama.
 
2014-07-10 01:24:04 PM
In before "oh yeah, well I have to wait a couple months for non emergency visit so it all sucks, wah wah wah BURN IT ALL DOWN OBAMA"

Oh wait, nevermind.

That was Weeners2
 
2014-07-10 01:24:18 PM
Aren't we supposed to have a massive healthcare shortage due to all the poors taking up the doctors' time?
 
2014-07-10 01:24:34 PM
If I sign up for Obamacare, can I still go to a white doctor?
 
2014-07-10 01:25:21 PM

Mugato: It's not that doctors are refusing necessarally but there aren't enough doctors on the list.


SO then did Obamacare kill doctors? Or did it add more people who needed medical attention to your area.

Because if you say no to both then it's the same supply/demand. Sure it may have changed how it's divided up but pretending there is less supply or more demand is just not true. It's the same. How it's divided may be different.
 
2014-07-10 01:25:21 PM
Obviously all stats that look good for Obamacare are made up. It's a conspiracy!
 
2014-07-10 01:26:02 PM

Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.


If you really want to use it, step out into traffic and get hit by a car.  There, you can now use your new insurance.
 
2014-07-10 01:26:39 PM

mrshowrules: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

If you get hit by a bus tomorrow, you will use it.


Dammit.
 
2014-07-10 01:26:50 PM

MrSplifferton: 13 million insured, 60% hadn't had insurance for 2 years, half of those hadn't had insurance for 5+ years.

thanks Obama.

 
2014-07-10 01:27:53 PM

James!: But what about the DOOM I was promised?


You derp with the DOOM you have not the DOOM you wish you had.
 
2014-07-10 01:28:04 PM
It's almost as if every argument the right has used to criticize the PPACA was a complete lie.

They will try and use the PPACA in the elections but soon after I bet they pivot, stop calling it Obamacare and start taking credit for the plan that was based on a conservative governors plan.
 
2014-07-10 01:28:40 PM

Casey Anthony: If I sign up for Obamacare, can I still go to a white doctor?


Actually, the waiting times are so long because under Obamacare, you actually have to wait to see Obama, who personally decides whether you live or die.  Or you have to see Joe Biden, who can see you sooner but gets the right of Prima Noctis with your wife.

This was told to me directly by Joe Biden.  At least I think it was Biden.  He was driving a Trans Am in DC at least.
 
2014-07-10 01:29:38 PM

Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.


You can't use it? Why? If you went to a doctor, would they not accept your insurance? Are you walking around on a broken leg or with a stick coming out of your eye?

Routine appointments are booked in advance. This has always been the case. Emergencies, urgent issues or injuries will get you in the door that day.
 
2014-07-10 01:30:52 PM

Mugato: Flab: Mugato: mrshowrules: Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.

You haven't used it, is not the same as can't use it.

No, I can't use it.

There is not ONE doc in your area that has less than 3 months' waiting list?  How expensive is it to go out-of-network?

Do I stutter? No, there isn't.


I st-t-t-t-t-t-utter, a-a-a-a-and your c-c-c-c-c-comment was hur-ur-urtful t-t-t-t-to me!
 
2014-07-10 01:30:59 PM

MrSplifferton: 13 million insured, 60% hadn't had insurance for 2 years, half of those hadn't had insurance for 5+ years.

thanks Obama.

 
2014-07-10 01:31:53 PM

Mugato: 3 months for me. So I'm paying for insurance I can't use or I get fined.


Never heard of ReadyCare have you?  No appointment, 10 min wait max, same copays as doctor visit......
 
2014-07-10 01:31:53 PM
doublesecretprobation:  if you really need to see your doctor (i.e. it's an emergency) tell them that and they will see you asap.

Right.  Because if I'm ever having a medical EMERGENCY the first thing I think of is calling my Dr. and making an appointment.
 
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