It Begins: Insurance Companies Pushing Plans Which Limit Choice Of Doctors

More evidence that you can tell if Obama is lying by whether his lips are moving.  

As the Obama administration begins to enact the new national health care law, the country’s biggest insurers are promoting affordable plans with reduced premiums that require participants to use a narrower selection of doctors or hospitals.

The plans, being tested in places like San Diego, New York and Chicago, are likely to appeal especially to small businesses that already provide insurance to their employees, but are concerned about the ever-spiraling cost of coverage.

But large employers, as well, are starting to show some interest, and insurers and consultants expect that, over time, businesses of all sizes will gravitate toward these plans in an effort to cut costs.

The tradeoff, they say, is that more Americans will be asked to pay higher prices for the privilege of choosing or keeping their own doctors if they are outside the new networks. That could come as a surprise to many who remember the repeated assurances from President Obama and other officials that consumers would retain a variety of health-care choices.

But companies may be able to reduce their premiums by as much as 15 percent, the insurers say, by offering the more limited plans.

“What we’re seeing is a definite uptick in interest because, quite frankly, affordability is the most pressing agenda item,” said Dr. Sam Ho, the chief medical officer for UnitedHealth’s health-care plans.

Of course this will be parsed by Barry & Co. who will say you can keep your plan and doctor, you just have to pay more for it. 

Remember in November.

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5 thoughts on “It Begins: Insurance Companies Pushing Plans Which Limit Choice Of Doctors

  1. I just want to spit in the faces of every one of those Libs/Progressives/Communists that tried to sell this bag of shit as deficit reducing or under the premise that if you had insurance you could keep it and nothing would change. I hope the whole lot of them gets hit hard in November.

  2. Preparing for the worst here. Since the other half retired in April my private monthly premiums have more than doubled and we are expecting it to become unaffordable or canceled in January.Then its gov health or none. Thanks a lot you fugging 52% ers.

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