The Obama regime has been pushing the “Get Covered” mantra to urge and coerce people to buy government sponsored health insurance. Now that the open enrollment period is closed, Obama is bragging that over eight million people have signed up. Those numbers are suspect, to say the least, but that’s a topic for another post. Many people are discovering, however, that having insurance is not the same as having health care:
From 5KPIX, the local San Francisco Bay Area CBS TV affiliate:
ConsumerWatch: Some Covered California Patients Say They Can’t See A Doctor
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness [bold type mine].”
Rotacare, a free clinic for the uninsured in Mountain View, is dealing with the problem firsthand.
Mirella Nguyen works at the clinic said staffers dutifully helped uninsured clients sign up for Obamacare so they would no longer need the free clinic.
But months later, the clinic’s former patients are coming back to the clinic begging for help. “They’re coming back to us now and saying I can’t find a doctor, “said Nguyen.
Thinn Ong was thrilled to qualify for a subsidy on the health care exchange. She is paying $200 a month in premiums. But the single mother of two is asking, what for?
“Yeah, I sign it. I got it. But where’s my doctor? Who’s my doctor? I don’t know,” said a frustrated Ong. Read more at sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com.