Ok, this'll be short, but to get more mileage out this diary, I'll continue below the cheese doodle of death.
I've been arguing elsewhere online with some individuals of the wingnut variety about the dreaded Obamacare. One of the more nutbaggy ones said this: ObamaCare has limited providers and many local hospitals and doctors do not accept them. I challenged him to back up that assertion (which obviously is pretty bold, considering the law hasn't fully kicked in yet) and another winger offered up two links as "evidence", one of them being this one:
Ok, it's from a Murdoch rag, that's a big strike against it right there. Also, the sample size strikes me as a bit small to really be significant.
Thing is, though, reading this article did bring to mind a question which I haven't been able to find an answer for:
Will doctors even know if a patient is using insurance through the healthcare exchanges?
Apparently, according to that that stupid article, some doctors are saying they won't accept "Obamacare" patients because they don't know if they'll get paid. Seems to me that as long as one's insurance is paid up (with or without a subsidy) there should be no legit concern on a doc's part about getting the money.
But I digress. The main thing I want to know is if there's even any way that doctors would even know that patients got their insurance through ACA exchanges.
Any other tidbits of debate material would be welcome, though.