Insurance Q&A

October 1, 2010

Obama Says No One Will Lose Their Health Care Choice

Filed under: healthcare reform,iowa,no one will lose,Obama — rrroark @ 11:53 am

Obama says no one will lose their chosen health care at an event in Iowa.

Tell that to Harvard Pilgrim Medicare Advantage members in the Northeast:

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has notified customers that it will drop its Medicare Advantage health insurance program at the end of the year. The decision by Wellesley-based Harvard Pilgrim, the state’s second-largest health insurer, was prompted by a freeze in federal reimbursements and a new requirement that insurers offering the kind of product sold by Harvard Pilgrim — a Medicare Advantage private fee for service plan — form a contracted network of doctors who agree to participate for a negotiated amount of money. Under current rules, patients can seek care from any doctor.

Tell that to part-time food service workers:

The new health care law could make it difficult for companies like McDonald’s to continue offering limited insurance coverage to their low-wage workers. The world’s largest hamburger chain provides its hourly workers with low-cost plans known as “mini-meds” or limited benefits plans. These plans typically cover things like doctor’s office visits and prescription drugs. But they don’t provide comprehensive coverage.

McDonalds is big enough that they will doubtlessly get a waiver but what about your local businessmen?

Dana Perino weighs in.

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