More docs jumping ship from sinking ObamaCare

Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Special sign-up period 620x300Yet another blemish for ObamaCare is the decline in doctors participating in the program.

Only 57 percent of doctors say they'll be taking new patients insured by exchange plans next year, according to a survey from SERMO, a social network for physicians.

Brittany M. Hughes of the Media Research Center says that's down about four percent from last year, when 61 percent of physicians reported the same.

"Even fewer physicians say that they're taking new Medicaid patients," Hughes tells OneNewsNow.

More doctors dropping out creates "numerous problems," she says, because the insurance plans offered are "dropping like flies" while premiums keep rising.

"Even if you manage to do all of that," she says, "you may not be able to find a doctor that will actually take your plan."


President Barack Obama infamously claimed that people could keep the doctor and plan they liked, and as recently as this week he claimed (see video above) premiums are rising for only a "handful of people."

One of those people is Amanda Carpenter, a former staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz, who took to Twitter to show her family's ObamaCare bill. The monthly premium is rising from $789.29 to $1,112.53 next year with a $6,000 deductible. 

Sen. Cruz, responding to the Twitter post, replied "#FullRepeal." 

"People are losing all of that now because of this law that was supposed to help everybody," Hugh adds.  

If you ask Hughes, she fears that was the idea all along to get to a single-payer system overseen by the same liberal politicians who backed ObamaCare.

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