Obamacare Confusion Causes Patients to Walk Out of Hospitals


Patients in northern Virginia are walking out of hospitals untreated due to uncertainty regarding their coverage after Obamacare’s Jan. 1 deadline.

The Daily Mail reported that patients were told by hospital administrators that they were not sure if the patients were covered by their new insurance.

According to the Mail:

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they’ve signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren’t taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can’t afford.

‘They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!’ a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.