Countless elderly Americans on Medicare are discovering they’ve lost their trusted doctorsbecause their HMOs (health maintenance organizations), in a move to trim costs, have fired those physicians.
Jocelyn Maminta reports for WTNHthat UnitedHealthCare (UHC) sent thousands of pink slips to Connecticut doctors caring for ‘Medicare Advantage‘ patients — a UHC plan that’s marketed to Seniors to provide additional services.
A mix of primary care and specialty physicians are affected by it. The firing comes at a time just when open enrollment for Medicare had begun on Oct. 15, introducing chaos and uncertainty as to which doctors are still in the United
UnitedHealthCare spokesman Ben Goldstein says “Members with questions are encouraged to call…
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