NASCAR Driver Loses Health Coverage & Doctor of 20 Years


by Ann-Marie Murrell

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Yes, NASCAR’s Kenny Shepherd “liked his health insurance and wanted to keep it”, but like 5 million other Americans he is now facing tough (and unwanted) choices. This is the January 31st statement he has given exclusively to

I just got off the phone with the doctor I have seen for more than 20 years and he gave me the bad news that due to Obamacare he can no longer see me. On December 1st I found out my old insurance policy jumped up to $1,000 per month with an $11,000.00 deductible. Today I learned the new insurance I have is not accepted by my doctor. So if I want to continue seeing the doctor I have a 20-year relationship with my only option is to pay him cash.

My doctor explained to me he is directing all of his patients that are no longer covered to urgent care. How backed up are urgent care and emergency rooms now because of Obamacare?

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