An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange and won’t participate, the head of the state’s largest medical association said.…
California offers one of the lowest government reimbursement rates in the country — 30 percent lower than federal Medicare payments. And reimbursement rates for some procedures are even lower.
Details of the reimbursement rates omitted; check the article. Spoiler: They’re quite low.
In order to hide from the public the large number of doctors refusing to participate in the system, Covered California is resorting to, get this, lying.
Only in September did insurance companies disclose that their rates would be pegged to California’s Medicaid plan, called Medi-Cal. That’s driven many doctors to just say no.They’re also pointing out that Covered California’s website lists many doctors as participants when they aren’t.