Can a medical facility refuse to accept my Obama care insurance?

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Can a medical facility refuse to accept my Obama care insurance?

I retired at 62 here in Florida. Too young for medicare I have to purchase my own ‘Obama Care ‘ insurance. My wife gets diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and we have to get treatment at Florida Cancer Specialists.But they refuse to accept my UnitedHealthCare compass plan. Since I am required to purchase health insurance by the government, isn’t Florida Cancer Specialists required to accept this insurance?

Asked on October 9, 2016 under Insurance Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

What you say is logical and fair...but unfortunately, not correct. The Affordable Care Act does not require medical care providers to accept all the different types of insurance or plans out there. Medical care proviers are free to decide which insurance to take and which to not take. So the ACA forces you to buy insurance, but does not guaranty that the insurance will be accepted.


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