... Elderly New Yorkers are in a panic after getting notices that insurance companies are booting their doctors from the Medicare Advantage program as a result of the shifting medical landscape.
That leaves patients with unenviable choices: keep the same insurance plan and find another doctor, pay out of pocket or look for another plan where their physician is a member.
While other carriers are similarly cutting doctors from their provider lists, United seems clearly head and shoulders above the rest.
Curiously, United is now involved with another aspect of Obamacare - the Obamacare website fix.
The government on Friday named a UnitedHealthGroup Inc. subsidiary as “general contractor” to oversee the troubled federal website designed to sign up Americans for health insurance under national health care reform.
When QSSI was awarded the contract to build the Obamacare Data Hub, questions of conflict of interest arose. In fact, when the QSSI purchase flew under the SEC radar, Sen. Orin Hatch raised the issue.... He asked Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in an Oct. 19 letter for a full account of contractors hired to set up the national exchange and a list of administration officials who signed off on those awards.