Saturday, November 2, 2013

Here's a New Problem with Obamacare

 Inaccurate provider-network data. "Many new health exchanges don't yet let shoppers see which doctors accept which insurance plans. Where exchanges do post the so-called provider lists, they often contain inaccurate or misleading information, some doctors say, including wrong specialties, addresses and language skills, and no indication whether providers are accepting new patients. Exchange officials blame the insurance industry, where inaccurate and out-of-date provider lists are nothing new. "I don't think we realized that the underlying data had quite this number of problems. Now, it's becoming more transparent," said Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland's secretary of health and the chairman of its exchange...[I]n addition to providing wrong information, the lists may give consumers a false impression of how big the networks are, some physicians say." Melinda Beck in The Wall Street Journal.

1 comment:

  1. Funny, my eyes were opened in 2009. I cannot believe people still think socialized anything run by the Government is a good idea!

    People are insane
    * Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Government run anything gives you the same result in the end "FAIL"

    The private sector can do a better job than government everytime, absent of any unfair regulations!

    Wake up people.