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.