Dr. Kristin Held of San Antonio, Texas discovered that at least one insurance company she had contracted with was following President Obama’s example and changing the terms of her contract without notifying her or obtaining her consent.
Held is an ophthalmologist who has taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center and served as the director of the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Brady Green Community Health Center. Currently she works in private practice at the Stone Oak Ophthalmology Center in San Antonio.
Like every doctor in private practice, Held contracts with a number of insurance companies to provide covered services to her patients. The contracts specify the extent of covered healthcare the doctor provides and it is a signed contract. Signed contracts cannot be altered without the agreement of both parties or so Dr. Held thought. She and her office manager discovered by chance that Aetna had changed the terms of her contract without her knowledge or approval. When she found out, she was irate and contacted Aetna to terminate her contract with them. In her letter to Aetna, Held wrote:
“Obamacare, the ‘law of the land,’ contains ever-changing-at-the-whim-of-HHS, politically expedient mandates, rewards, penalties, rules and regulations with which I cannot rationally or morally treat my patients and run a practice, much-less interpret, implement, or comply.”
“Millions of Americans have lost coverage because of the healthcare law and must now shop on a defective, insecure government website and sign up for more expensive policies through Federal and State exchanges.”
“Only by logging in as a prospective patient did my office manager and I discover that Aetna was selling plans for which I am a provider — effectively selling my services without even asking, much less informing me that my services would be sold on such a site, under the auspices of new terms with which I will not comply.”
“I will not sell my services under such terms. While treated as such, patients and doctors are not commodities worthy of such impersonal, inconsiderate, and cavalier treatment. We choose dignity and personal service over disrespect and form letters.”
“It saddens me to think of the decreased access to care from actual physicians and the shockingly increased costs Aetna patients will now experience because of your choice to collude with big government rather than collaborate with patients and physicians.”
Last December, Dr. Held posted the following statement on her blog:
“Obamacare empowers a few political elites, their operatives, and cronies to do whatever they want to the American people on the false promise of access to ‘free’, ‘quality’ ‘medical care’, AKA tyranny-through-medicine. They write and rewrite the deceitfully-passed law for political expediency, power, and money; patients are an afterthought, an annoying impediment to their ultimate goal — socialized medicine, the keystone in the arch of Socialism. … Our current Federal government is the antithesis of all that composes American medicine and the sacred patient-doctor relationship.”
WOW! Dr. Kristin Held hit the nail on the head with that blog. I’ve been saying all along that Obamacare has nothing to do with providing healthcare to the American people. Its sole purpose was to establish a socialist program that commanded the people to bow to tyranny. Obamacare forces Americans to purchase a product whether or not they want to. It forces employers to comply with the government dictates and it forces Christians to violate their faith. All of these add up to one thing – socialism.
Then to top it off, Obama defiantly ignores the US Constitution and makes changes to the congressionally passed law at his slightest whim. These are the actions of a socialist dictator that has no regard for the nation’s laws or the people. Obamacare is a major step in gaining control over the American people and Obama is abusing that power as much as he can.
My hat goes off to Dr. Held for her boldness and standing up for American ethics. Just think what would happen if a million other doctors terminated their contracts with various insurance companies over Obamacare; they could bring the entire Obamacare system crashing down upon itself, and hopefully take Obama and his fellow socialist Democrats with it.