.....and found that he isn't much of a fan of ACA either.
I have to go once a year for an asthma check and to get my medications refilled. My doctor's office is part of a larger practice, with offices in multiple NJ locations. I have been going here for about twenty years or so. I am a cash patient as I have no insurance. I had checked with the plans to make sure that they were included, and they are.
So I mentioned to the doctor that I had checked if they were included and that they were, and he said "I don't know if I would be so quick to join any of the plans. The deductibles and copays are so high that you are probably better off just paying cash like you do now. We are having a meeting to see if we can find a way around it and offer help to our cash patients, but we don't know if we'll be able to do so."
He pointed out that most of the plans have a $50 copay. He only charges me $60 as a cash patient. And the copay doesn't kick in until after you've met the deductibles, which are thousands each year.
I am offering this information because this is the first doctor's visit I have had where ACA has come up. The doctors are not fans.
I wonder how this portends as we go forward.