A New York man battling cancer was notified after his surgery that his Obamacare insurance does not cover his doctors’ bills and is now struggling to pay them.
Fred Rosamilia and his wife Lynne enrolled in the most expensive Horizon plan in the Obamacare system because they wanted their copays to be low. They pay $800 a month for gold Horizon BlueCross BlueShield plan. It was chosen specifically with Fred’s cancer doctors in mind.
The Rosamilia's told Fred’s doctors that they had enrolled in the new plan. They were met with positive reactions from the doctors. The doctors told them that it was a great plan and that they accepted it.
After his surgery, the Rosamilia's received their bills and were disappointed to find that their insurance company had only covered lower costing, high co-pay procedures.
Lynne then overheard the nurses saying that they would not be able to treat Fred for the next 60 days, now leaving them with huge medical bills.
Horizon eventually allowed the Rosamilia's to switch to the silver insurance plan, but they still must pay the 60 days worth of medical bills.
The family is disheartened and worried about how they will pay the bills.