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Insurance plans -- not just dropping -- the patients but they are also dropping doctors so I think about it.
Even if you're one of the lucky ones and don't get dropped from your insurance.
What happens when your doctor does cardiologist Mitchell looked enjoy it's nice to see you sir nice to be here thank you very much -- I don't take a look at did some of the course sponsored got -- what is from emblem health which says -- you're being dropped from the insurance.
The network and says it's not because so Bjork medical care -- doesn't say -- that says such as actually nothing to do that but why did drop it.
Well it's very hard to tell why they did it probably because I'm too good to my patients and fight for them.
Or perhaps because they -- primary care and cardiology.
I was crossing too much money.
But it was really a shock when I got it.
Up and so then as a consequence on October 21 you got that letter October 15 but on me.
21 of October.
You had to write your patients.
And say that you're no login failed to provide them medical care I have -- Demi letters and send -- -- -- him.
And to act unless of course it could come to if they could -- for a cardiologist out of pocket but these are people who had been coming to an in use in their insurance for them.
That's very correct and in fact they came to the office and they have been signed the petition to go to the insurance companies.
Even when they didn't have appointments people came with oxygen and aid.
People came with walkers.
People -- cast and crutches it was very very helpful to me.
And give me moral support.
I then united health care in a letter dated September 27.
-- they say that given the significant changes and pressure in the health care environment which -- take to mean obamacare.
That they are no longer going to provide coverage for Medicare Advantage.
That patients that right that's correct.
So what how many people does that affect.
Well we'll break down with sixty patients for leaving Medicare Advantage.
800 patients four GH I -- emblem.
And a 149 patients through hip.
Which is also with emblem.
Are so if all those patients if they if they all light their insurance and they want and they get to keep the insurance that they like.
And a few -- their doctor for a number of years how many years and -- what's the longest event -- for one of these patients.
I've been practiced for 32 years and the majority -- been more than ten years I've seen three or four generations of families.
And a lot of them have been there upwards of thirty years.
So that means that they they can keep their health insurance but they can't keep -- doctors because you're being thrown out the network and not specifically not because their medical care rally they like your medical get insurance I was.
It's for some other reason and one says it's obamacare one quick question you're gonna appeal right.
We've -- -- appealed to united health care.
We were told that would be -- to appeal to emblem because of -- contractually.
They could do this with sixty days notice.
And amend the contract or or just cancel it so we sent these letters to the patience.
And we asked him to sign petitions call their congressman.
Cut councilman that some women to put pressure on them we've also spoken to union leaders have.
And and doctor -- -- seven I gotta go -- cut -- by the computer but I do thank you sir for joining us.
Thank you very much for having me.
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