Recent healthcare insurance reforms under Obamacare have reportedly made it difficult for some patients to receive much-needed treatment at healthcare centers that are not registered with the program. An article on the Life News website dated February 10, 2014 details the “chilling effects” the program has had on insurers, as well as its impact on many healthcare providers.
“Administrators at Seattle Children’s Hospital said in January they predicted this would happen, and it’s even worse than they expected. Patients being denied specialty treatment at the hospital by insurance providers on the Washington health benefits exchange. Children’s filed request on behalf of 125 of their patients. Of those, they say they got only 20 responses, eight of which were denials.”
Patients in need of immediate treatment due to their conditions simply don’t have the luxuries of time or choice. The logical thing to do would be to seek quality healthcare services from local medical establishments. Luckily, conveniently located Lacey urgent care centers such as U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group can attend to wounds, infections, asthma attacks, and even heart palpitations—conditions that may require urgent attention but are not necessarily life-threatening.
Urgent care clinics can also accommodate the treatment needs of those without any health insurance, which makes such facilities more accessible. While these establishments might not have the level of technology present at larger facilities like hospitals, they are nonetheless staffed by skilled medical practitioners and doctors. A reputable Lacey walk-in clinic is a great alternative to seeking medical attention whether you are insured or not.
(Source: Hospital Forced to Deny Treatment for Kids With Severe Medical Conditions Sues Obamacare, lifenews.com, February 10, 2014)