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    Re: Thousands of Doctors Fired by United HealthCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Exactly, "dong a little research" wherein little is the key word. In the rant I replied to connections were being made that are no where in legitimate articles, or data. Could be, but right now just conspiracy quality information.
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    I'm not sure what you problem is. I never said there was a conspiracy. In truth, I think there is not a conspiracy but just a nationwide response to the same nationwide issues. You would be hard pressed to find a major hospital system right now that is not laying off employees.

    In Indianapolis where I live, about 1600 healthcare workers have been laid off in 2013 and part of that reason is the reduction in the Medicare payments that reducing the income to hospitals.

    There are various reasons including fewer people with insurance coverage and higher deductibles for those that do have insurance. In the era of Obamacare, one might suppose that healthcare facilities would be expanding their staffs, but they are not. They are cutting back.

    Here is an article that discusses this in this market.

    Worried about the future, IU Health cuts 800 jobs, even as income soars | 2013-09-12 | Indianapolis Business Journal | IBJ.com

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    That’s one factor pushing down hospitalizations nationwide. In addition, persistently high unemployment and the increasing prevalence of high-deductible health insurance plans have left more patients exposed to the high cost of a hospital visit.

    What really has IU Health scared, however, is that the federal Medicare program has been reducing payments to hospitals—and private insurers are likely to follow suit. Whereas hospitals for years have claimed that Medicare payments ran about 20 percent below their costs, hospitals now are desperately trying to cut costs to make money on Medicare.

    IU Health’s cost-cutting goal of $1 billion would reduce its annual expenses about 20 percent.

    “Our foresight is that reimbursement rates will approximate Medicare,” Terwilliger said.
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    Re: Thousands of Doctors Fired by United HealthCare

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    So you are unaware that they are a legal US corporation who pays and engages lobbyists?

    United Health Care is a subdivision of UnitedHealth Group.

    You are probably unaware of their 2 large legal entanglements for consumer fraud, then?

    You are probably also unaware of the SEC investigation where UHC executives were back dating documents for their stock options.

    Do you know what stock options are?

    Obviously you are clueless about what a CEO is and does.
    William W McGuire has been CEO of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) for 14 years. Dr. McGuire has been with the company for 17 years . The 57 year old executive ranks 1 within Health care equipment & services
    Forbes magazine reports that William W. McGuire, CEO of UnitedHealth Group) received compensation of $124.8 million in 2005.

    I am sure that you are completely unaware that the SEC investigates public corporations.

    You might want to step back and remove that clueless look from your face anytime now.

    Sorry about your luck.
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    Re: Thousands of Doctors Fired by United HealthCare

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    From the OP article:





    The UHC is an insurance plan and they are negotiating with doctors to become part of their network plan. A lot insurance companies do this. We've been on a similar plan for years, that if we use the plan's network doctors we can save a lot of out of pocket money than using one that isn't. As far as I know it doesn't effect Medicare or Obamacare at all. But it can save the consumer some money. So what is the problem? Some doctors don't want to be part of the plan because they want to charge more money. Thats their choice...and ultimately their loss.
    Its your loss, not theirs. Doctors are going to get what they are worth, and if Medicare isn't willing to pay up, seniors are going to be see a decline in access and services. Just how the game is played. It does actually have a lot to do with the ACA, considering that a major feature of the ACA was over $700B in cuts to Medicare, some of which was a cut and freeze on reimbursement.

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    Re: Thousands of Doctors Fired by United HealthCare

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    UHC in this forum is Universal Health Care........s o we are talking past eache other.
    There is no 'we'.

    You did not read or did not understand the OP.
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