Patients Are Not The Only Ones Being Dropped From Plans, Doctors Are Too.

From YahooNews.com: UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset …

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Obamacare Scorecard: 100,000 enrollees to 5 million cancellations

From Forbes.com In the market for individually-purchased health insurance, more than 4.8 million Americans have received notices that their preexisting plans are soon to be illegal, and will be cancelled. Many more cancellation notices are imminent. But yesterday, the Wall Street Journal obtained information regarding the number of people who have signed up for new private health coverage under Obamacare: “40,000 …

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Bill Clinton: Obama should keep his “If you like it, you should keep it” promise

From YahooNews.com: Bill “Secretary of Explainin’ Stuff” Clinton said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that President Barack Obama should fulfill his promise to Americans that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” even if it means modifying the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” Obama made that pledge again and again, both in the …

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3% of Target Reached for Enrollment

From Reuters.com: President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform has reached only about 3 percent of its enrollment target for 2014 in 12 U.S. states where new online health insurancemarketplaces are mostly working smoothly, a report released on Monday said. States with functioning exchanges have signed up 49,100 people compared with the 1.4 million people expected to be enrolled for …

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Braley Compares Obamacare to Wizard of Oz

From DesMoinesRegister.com: “One of the things that keeps coming up in this hearing, because you are from Kansas, is references to ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ” Braley told Sebelius during the hearing. “People went to see the wizard because of the wonderful things that he did. And the Affordable Care Act is doing a lot …

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Hospitals Headed Into Recession of Their Own

From USAToday.com: Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and inpatient visits. The payroll cuts are surprising because the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whose implementation took a big step forward this month, is eventually expected to provide health …

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