When Obamacare was first imposed on the American public, it was touted as a plan that would make quality healthcare available to everyone. The reality has proven to be another story …
Take for instance the case of Cindy Jacobson, a Houston woman being treated for renal cell carcinoma. Her cancer is currently in remission, but she must still undergo expensive scans and other treatments as part of her recovery.
Cindy’s treatment and recovery has been managed by the team of doctors and surgeons at Houston’s MD Anderson Hospital – a facility world famous for its cancer treatment programs.
The problem is that Cindy has just been informed that her individual health plan will no longer cover her treatment at MD Anderson, because beginning January, MD Anderson will no longer be within her coverage network.
“I don’t sleep, I don’t eat, I just keep looking for answers, ” she said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” she continued, as reported by Click2Houston.
Jacobson is a business owner who purchased an individual PPO plan.
When insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield begin dropping PPO plans, it impacts people like Cindy Jacobson in a major way. Now she’ll either be forced to find another doctor, or somehow come up with the extra money it will cost to continue her treatments at MD Anderson.