Kaiser Permanente will not accept Medicare + Plan F???

May 7, 2019

  1. OldCodgr
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    This can't be right, can it? I've been told that they ONLY accept patients enrolled in their own MAPD, and wont even accept cash? WTF???
     
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    somarco GA Medicare Expert

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    I presume you are asking about KP clinics and hospitals. If so, the answer is yes.

    No cash.

    No original Medicare.

    No Medigap.

    Are you familiar with the term closed panel HMO?

    If not, Google it.

    FWIW your information indicates you are in NC. Many years ago we were in Cherokee when our son (about 8 at the time) developed a severe earache. We took him to the reservation clinic and were turned away. As I recall we had to drive to Bryson City for treatment.

    White folks can't be treated by Indian doctors.
     
    somarco, May 7, 2019
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    goillini52 KeepAmericaGreat...Eat Bacon & BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    You should've lied and said you were an Injun like Pocahontas did. :yes:
     
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    If she keeps running through the primaries even after she obviously has no chance someone should point out to the Democrats, "Hey, you left your Injun running!"
     
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    That was before the people could just identify as whatever they wish. Identify as a Billionaire and walk into a bank see how that works out for you.
     
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    Seems to have worked pretty well for the Donald.
     
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    Thanks LD--

    What does Kaiser Permanente offer?
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., offers 4 of the 12 standardized Medicare Supplement (also called Medigap) plans: Plan A, Plan F, Plan K, and Plan N.

    Each plan has different benefits, and you have the freedom to choose your own providers without a referral.

    Why choose Kaiser Permanente?
    Here are just a few of the reasons why many Medicare enrollees choose — and re-enroll in — our plans

    Access to the providers you want to see
    Kaiser Permanente Medicare Supplement plans provide access to any physician, specialist, and hospital that accepts Medicare, with no referral needed.
    However, Medicare Supplement members cannot receive care at Kaiser Permanente medical offices.


    They actually have the balls to put those 2 sentences together in the same paragraph?

    And they have the balls to sell a product that their own flagship institution refuses to honor???

    This could be even more Twilight Zone than I thought.

    Why would they refuse to take what every other Medicare-accepting doctor/institution in the country takes?

    How can they get away with it?


     
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    It’s pretty simple. As samarco said, they don’t take Medicare. Just like everywhere else in the US, if they don’t take Medicare and it’s your primary insurance, you can’t go.
     
    Chazm, May 8, 2019
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