The letter Ron and I had been awaiting arrived in yesterdays mail. “Doc” has been our PCP for over 10 years.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. xxxxx
It is with a great deal of regret that I am terminating my contract with Medicare due to the costly red tape and requirements to file claims beginning July 1, 2013. One of the requirements of USFHP is that I am a Medicare provider and since I am terminating my contract with Medicare my contract with USFHP will terminate as well. it is important that you establish care with another physician so you do not run out of your medicine.
It deeply saddens me to end my relationship with you. I have enjoyed being your physician and wish you a very happy and healthy future. I have enclosed a release of medical records form for you to complete so you can pick your medical records up. Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of when you will pick up your records.
Please contact US Family Health Plans to switch your primary care provider before July 1, 2013.
USFHP is a TRICARE Prime option available to active duty family members and military retirees and their eligible family members that are 64 years of age and under.
My husband served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years and retired in the 1990’s. What would be fair is for the insurance cartel, Congress and elected officials serving at all levels in the Republic of Texas (& their crony campaign contributors to both political parties) to not force this man to be in a medical plan that pays for behavioral health services, birthing centers, breast pumps, circumcision, diabetic shoes, diabetic education programs, eating disorder treatment, family planning, hairpieces, home birth, infertility testing, maternity care, midwife services, penile implants, sleep studies, sonograms, pre-natal vitamins and a myriad of other services both he and I do not need, will never use, or would pay cash for out of our own pocket.
It’s too late for Ron and I to petition our government for the freedom to opt of Medicare taxation and build up that health care nest egg ourselves (without selling off acquired assets I’d prefer to leave to my sister), but it’s not too late for us to support that freedom for the generation of our nieces and nephews.
Sadly, more people will post a story today on their Facebook page about some attention-seeking incident at Lone Star College than will post a story about solutions to further the cause of fairness and freedom.
One retired veteran lost his freedom yesterday. Who’s next?