President Obama is going back on another chief promise he made regarding Obamacare. In a recent interview, he said that people make have to change their doctors because of the health-care law.
In 2009, during debate about the Affordable Care Act, the president claimed that, along with being able to keep your current plans, “if you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.”
But in a WebMD interview that aired on Friday, President Obama reneged on that assurance. “For the average person, many folks who don’t have health insurance initially, they’re going to have to make some choices and they might end up having to switch doctors, in part because they’re saving money,” he said.
The president made the case that the situation is no different than an employer changing insurance providers, prompting people to have to switch doctors.
“The good news is in most states people have more than one option and what they’ll find, I think, is that their doctor or network or hospital that’s conveniently located is probably in one of those networks,” he continued. “Now, you may find out that that network’s more expensive than another network and then you’ve got to make a choice in terms of what’s right for your family.”