Medicare Advantage patients helpless as their doctors get dumped

Medicare Advantage patients helpless as their doctors get dumped

Remember those Medicare cuts that the Democrats and the White House used to make Obamacare appear budget-neutral on paper? The ones that Republicans somewhat hypocritically railed against during the 2010 election cycle?

Well, that didn’t make the cuts any less real. So add one more group of people that Obama lied to — er, “misspoke” to — with his famous “you can keep it” promise.

Dorathy Senay’s doctor had some bad news after her last checkup, but it wasn’t about her serious blood disorder called amyloidosis. Her Medicare Advantage managed care plan from UnitedHealthcare/AARP is terminating the doctor’s contract Feb. 1.

She is also losing her oncologist at the prestigious Yale Medical Group — the entire 1,200 physician practice was axed.

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