November 28 2012
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.