over 75% of NY Dr's in NY say they will not treat patients who have prezBO care

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    If all plans have to be ACA compliant how will the doctors distinguish which ones they are going to take and which ones they won't?
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    Maybe I'm wrong, but please answer this question.

    If a plan has a high deductible, how does the doctor ensure that he will be paid? After he sends in the paperwork to the insurer, the insurer will confirm that the deductible hasn't been met, and defer to the patient to pay the bill. What if the patient doesn't want to pay the bill? The doctor will have to forward the bill to a collection agency. Repeat this scenario millions of times a week, and you start to see a pattern that doesn't work out so well for the doctors. The doctors may respond by raising their rates so they can break even, but they won't be able to succeed compared to doctors who refused Obamacare.
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    As I said, if that's the worry they should just refuse private insurance altogether, as I'm not sure how doctors could distinguish between private plans and who has the means to meet their deductible up front. Remember, most medical bankrupcies already are people that have insurance.
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    They check with the insurance company and demand payment before services are rendered.
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    Same as my doctor right now.

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