Connecticut Doctors Say No to Obamacare Plans (Washington Free Beacon)
Doctors and patients are voicing their concern over the limited availability of doctors due to the low reimbursement rate resulting from Obamacare plans.
Dr. Steven Levine, an ear nose and throat physician for decades, has been forced to stop his practice from accepting most Obamacare insurance plans offered on the state healthcare exchange because the reimbursement rates on a majority of Obamacare plans are too low.
“When we saw what those exchange plans were paying, the ones that we could not participate, we did not. In the case of a fair number of them, they’re paying at rates that are just absolutely worse than Medicare and almost at the level of Medicaid,” he told WVIT-CT.
Other doctors are also opting not to accept new health exchange plans.