Health-care wonks can insist that narrow networks aren’t news, but clearly, these networks are news to the folks in the plans -- and now that they know, they aren’t happy.

In December, I predicted that “doc shock” was going to be a major problem for the U.S. health-care overhaul, as people found out that the narrow networks insurers use to keep premiums low often don’t cover the top-notch doctors you’d like to see if you get really sick:

"If narrow networks could give everyone in the country access to health-care outcomes no worse than 90 percent as good as the folks with the best doctors at 75 percent of the price we’d pay for broader networks, the health-care wonks would jump on that deal as an unbelievable bargain. But I think it’s pretty clear that average folks don’t think like health-care wonks.

"Rationally, you should get the policy with the highest possible deductible and coinsurance, because more comprehensive insurance basically just means that you’re prepaying the deductible in advance. But people hate those policies. The most bitter union fights are usually when management tries to increase the copays and deductibles on health insurance -- even though the union knows exactly how much this is costing, because they’re basically making a dollar-for-dollar trade of wage compensation for health insurance premiums. That’s what the membership wants.

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LLOYD IT IS AN INTENTIONAL KNOWING PLANNED "DESTRUCTION" OF AMERICA, AND THEY ARE DOING IT WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT WHILE "WE THE SHEEPLE" STAND IDLY BY DOING NOTHING!

I refuse to sit back and take this BS.

Attend the May 16th rally in Washington D.C. to get organized.  The time for talking is over.  It's time for hands-on.  That's all the worthless Washington politicians will understand. 

AMEN!!!

I'm with you!!!

TOP NOTCH DRS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO WEALTHY PATIENTS , YOU KNOW , LIKE POLITICANS , GEORGE SOROS , ETC.

Not that simple. Doctors are getting ripped off too. Many excellent docs are retiring early bec. they can't afford to keep their practices open. Many are getting kicked off insurance networks by the insurance companies, which is illegal. No one wins with Ocare except the commie elites.

"No one wins with Ocare except the commie elites."

Actually, they lose too.  Of course, as they're sliding down crap mountain with the rest of us, even then they'll explain how their views would have worked if not for excuse X or Y.   And sadly, knowing that they are sliding down crap mountain with the rest of us really won't offer me any level of satisfaction - in fact, it will just make me even more sad.  But again, it is our job to fix this, so positive thinking, positive thinking, positive thinking, ... (that, and perhaps some positive action as well).

Good point.

Darrell, You Got It!!

CORRECT, CORRECT, CORRECT!!! We can't stand ny and let this all happen!!!I know some Doctors that are doing just as you say, leaving their practise. And those good Doctors that are indeed getting ripped off by these "Illegal Insurance Co's Controlled By BHO

WEAR A BORDER PATROL HAT, AN IMMIGRATION HAT TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE AND THE ER ROOMS, DEMAND THAT U GET SEEN BEFORE ILLEGALS, BEST WAY IS TO SAY U CAN'T BREATH AND ARE HAVING CHEST PAINS.

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