Undermining the Affordable Care Act


Re the May 14 story Consumers losing their doctors with new plans: I purchased a Platinum Level Florida Blue plan from Healthcare.gov in December 2013. I have been paying premiums of $750 a month since January. Recently, I learned from the Florida Blue website that my doctor, one whom I wish to see, and my nearest hospital — Mount Sinai in Miami Beach — do not participate in my network.

Apparently, without knowing it, I signed up for Florida Blue’s smallest network instead of its largest. The most restrictive network, which I accidentally signed up for, is called Blue Select, an exclusive provider organization. The least restrictive is called Blue Options, a preferred provider organization.

I am an Ivy League graduate, and I feel foolish for having made this mistake. However, insurance companies like Florida Blue are duplicitous in their contempt for their customers. I think that they also are trying to undermine President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in many ways. Driving their customers crazy is one of them.

David Bolger, Miami Beach

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