Well, well, well. Could this finally be an admission from the Obama administration that Obamacare isn’t working as planned? Obamacare’s flagship website, healthcare.gov, has removed any trace of Obama’s now-infamous promise that, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”:
Just before open enrollment began last year, however, this section was dropped. Now the same link takes users to a section entitled “How to pick a health insurance plan.” (The internet address that contains the words “keep-your-doctor” redirects to an address ending with “plan-types.”)
The closest the website comes to mentioning the president’s “keep your doctor” commitment is, “To be certain your doctor is included in your plan’s network, contact the plan or provider for the most up-to-date information.”
Interestingly, this covert edit comes on the heels of an eye-opening report that “36 percent of [Obamacare] exchange market rating regions in the United States in 2017 will have just one health insurance carrier.”
In other words: no, you can’t keep your doctor and no, many of you won’t have a choice in insurers.