In 2009, President Barack Obama famously made this promise:

“[N]o matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Unfortunately, many Americans weren’t permitted to keep plans they liked. And many of those forced into Obamacare are facing not only poor customer service but also limited networks of doctors and hospitals. In many cases, doctors say that Obamacare reimbursements are too low to cover their costs.

“The exchanges have become very much like Medicaid,” Andrew Kleinman, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York told USA Today last fall. “Physicians who are in solo practices have to be careful to not take too many patients reimbursed at lower rates or they’re not going to be in business very long.”

These tweets posted by frustrated Californians illustrate the scope of the problem:

The future of Obamacare has arrived in California, and it ain’t pretty.


Doctors Begin To Refuse Obamacare Patients

More Doctors Refusing ObamaCare Patients

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients

Some South Florida docs decline to accept Obamacare

Why this liberal woman who voted for Obama twice no longer supports Obamacare

Thanks, Obamacare: Missing health care tax forms preclude taxpayers from filing returns

‘This whole thing has been a mess’: More frustration with Covered California

Buten or butten? Covered California misspellings don’t inspire confidence

Whoa! Keep your doctor? Obamacare architect: HA, suckers, only if you pay more 

Keep your doctor, period? Meet Americans who say they already lost their docs under Obamacare

Distraught mom: Obamacare ‘takes away all of my baby’s heart doctors’

If you like your doctor … tough noogies!

So, California, how are your Obamacare health plans working out so far?