Hospitals Turning Away People With Obamacare Because They Can’t Tell If Plans Are Active

January 3, 2014 8:23 amViews: 1412

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While the Obama administration is happily touting very suspect numbers of people signing up for the President's healthcare plan, the trouble is, no one can tell if many of these plans are officially activated.

That is what is happening in northern Virginia where hospitals are having to turn people away because they have no way to tell if their insurance plans are in effect. But people don't have to be turned away, all they have to do is agree to pay their hospital bills, an obvious impossibility for many, especially if those bills run into the thousands of dollars.

President Obama can push all the propaganda and mindless sound bites on us he wants about how great Obamacare will be, but when it comes down to brass tacks and the system fails and real healthcare needs are not met to the tune of tens to hundreds of thousands a month, we may be in for a wild ride in the healthcare industry.

Barack Obama will likely be out of office before the full disaster of Obamacare takes effect.

Read more below from the UK Daily Mail:

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’ a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.

She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray.

‘The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray,’ Galvez said, her young daughter in tow. ‘It’s not fair – you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.’

The x-ray’s cost, she was told, would likely be more than $500.

Galvez said she enrolled in a Carefirst Blue Cross bronze plan at a cost of about $450 per month through healthcare.gov, three days before Christmas.

‘No one has sent me a bill,’ she said.

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