If you like your doctor … tough noogies!
— Gordon Harlan (@bigbuc) May 06, 2014
Scores of Americans are losing access to their hospitals and doctors as a result of Obamacare. Twitchy readers have known about this disturbing development for a while, but now even the Associated Press has caught on:
Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patient’s access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges.
The dilemma undercuts President Obama’s 2009 pledge that: “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.” Consumer frustration over losing doctors comes as the Obama administration is still celebrating a victory with more than 8 million enrollees in its first year.
The AP’s findings are underscored by reports from frustrated Twitter users:
Mostly hype, liberal journos insist. But for people stuck in Obamacare plans, reality is slowly sinking in: