Ever since United started sending out letters to doctors, telling them they won’t be on United’s Medicare network next year, it’s been a big story.
Here it is on Fox: “United Health, which is one of the largest health-care providers in this country, has dropped thousands of doctors from their insurance plan. The reason? Obamacare.”
WINK TV, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, offered a different view: “New at 6, there’s a big change coming to some United Healthcare subscribers, and it has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act.”
So who’s right? Did the health law trigger all this? Not really, says John Petrila, chairman of Health Policy & Management at University of South Florida. He says the narrowing of doctor networks isn’t new.