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November 28 2012

About that Annual Exam Promised by ObamaCare...

Charlotte Hays

Dr. Peter Weiss brings us today’s ObamaCare horror story. Dr. Weiss has posted a notice in every exam room stating exactly what ObamaCare will and will not cover.

About that annual physical examination ObamaCare provides …

If you are here for that annual exam, you will not be covered if you want to discuss any new ailment or unstable condition. I cannot bait and switch to another code — that’s illegal. We, the physicians, are audited all the time and can lose our license for insurance fraud.

You, the patient, will then have to make a decision. …

Do you want your “free” yearly exam, or do you want to pay for a visit which is coded for a particular, new problem? You can have my “free” exam if you only discuss what ObamaCare wants me to discuss.

If you are complaining of a new problem, then you have to reschedule, since ObamaCare is very clear as to what is covered and what is not. ObamaCare — intentionally — makes it as difficult to be seen and taken care of as possible.

Dr. Weiss says he still loves being a doctor and attending his patients—but he intends to comply with the law.

If I were the suspicious type, right about now I'd be starting to wonder if ObamaCare was more about increasing the reach of government than improving medical care.

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