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Offline Rapunzel

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‘I will not comply’: Doctor slams Obamacare, sends must-read breakup letter to Aetna
Posted at 3:24 pm on February 1, 2014 by Twitchy Staff |

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         Kris Held,MD @kksheld

        Just sent this to Aetna. Never dreamed this would be a chapter in my life in medicine. Heart-aching. pic.twitter.com/YE1OCrGhVF


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    @kksheld Breathless...I don't know what to say, this was magnificent. Know one nurse is behind the docs all the way. Thank you Ma'am.


Kris Held is a doctor “on a mission to get government out of medicine.” Here’s part of her bio:

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have read The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), tweeted it and studied it. I will not implement, comply with it or let my patients live or die by it. Co-Founder AmericanDoctors4Truth.org


And she meant every word.

Here’s the letter she sent to Aetna when she discovered the insurer 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.”

Since that image is small, here are a few excerpts from Dr. Held’s blog.

   
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With a deep sense of sadness, I must inform you that I will no longer serve as a physician for Aetna patients under the terms of our contractual agreement, which you most recently unilaterally changed.

    I have been privileged and honored to care for thousands of patients covered by Aetna policies since the 1990’s. I have devoted my life to providing the very best, state-of-the-art care to these individuals. We have formed a patient-doctor relationship, which I hope many will chose to continue in spite of my severing ties with Aetna. You see, health insurance has evolved such that insurers and government have inserted themselves smack-dab in the middle of the once sacred patient-doctor relationship. I am called a provider- not a doctor. My patient is now yours- not mine. What I can do as a physician now has strangulating strings and nonsensical numbers attached- to you and government and money-not the best interests of the patients.

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    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.

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    You must explain this to your patients. You must tell them that they have purchased a product that was misrepresented to them and that you cannot deliver. 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.

Read the whole thing.



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Kris Held,MD @kksheld
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Sent Termination notice-Aetna Rep said I'm contractually bound until 2/2015 but could try rewording letter.Really???
8:56 PM - 31 Jan 2014

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Wingo is a Jedi name @mikepinkshoes
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@kksheld how can you be contractually bound when Aetna changed the contract - without notice?
8:16 AM - 1 Feb 2014


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Kris Held,MD @kksheld
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@mikepinkshoes That's what I said, but he said "too bad" I was-I could try rewriting parts of the letter.I'm getting a copy of the original.
8:21 AM - 1 Feb 2014

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Kris Held,MD @kksheld

@OrthoA @mikepinkshoes I'm checking into this.With all the new regs, no telling.


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Jane @OrthoA
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@kksheld @mikepinkshoes Of course there is that " Pen and Phone" thing we got going on in the WH.
8:45 AM - 1 Feb 2014




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Kris Held,MD @kksheld
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@drscott_atlanta @SenTedCruz @EWErickson Not leaving medicine altogether, just the oppressive,anti-patient-doctor relationship arena.
9:14 AM - 1 Feb 2014



Dr. Held is heartbroken, but she has plenty of support from those who understand the stranglehold Obamacare places on physicians and patients.

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Offline evadR²

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It will soon be the "law of the land" that doctors MUST treat these patients or face stiff fines and jail time. Their only recourse will be to give up their practice and the way this tyrannical bunch is going, they will probably be fined for that too.
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