Brain disorder victim Margaret Figueroa is in the middle of an Obamacare nightmare – she can’t find a doctor to treat her condition and she can’t get the medication she needs to fight it.
“I’m frustrated with the system. I feel like I paid but I’m not getting what I paid for,” said Figueroa, who has had four brain surgeries, according to the New York Post. “It’s scary because this is America. I didn’t expect to go through this.”
Her troubles began when she enrolled in an EmblemHealth insurance plan as she was required to do under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
But when went to order her medications, she learned that her name was not connected to the healthcare insurers. Then she discovered that her doctors were not listed on her plan.
“They just don’t have enough doctors,” said Figueroa, 49, of New York’s Staten Island. “Two of them are full to capacity, and the others aren’t even in my radius. There at some who don’t even speak English.
“Now I have to find a whole new set of doctors. The doctors I had were familiar with my condition. I’ve had my neurologist for years. You want to stay with someone who’s been in your brain and knows what’s going on.”