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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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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