It is now a reality that premiums and deductibles are rising and making healthcare unaffordable. This is exactly opposite of what the politicians attempted to get the public to buy into. I remember one news clip of a dominant politician pathologically repeating the word, “affordable” during an interview.  She must have repeated the word at least seven times and admitted to never reading the bill for the Affordable Care Act. The bill was sold to the public on the basis of it being affordable for the consumer.

Feedback from people all over the nation tells a different story, and one-story really sums it up. Her deductible had more than doubled and her premiums had increased threefold.  Her husband, a diabetic, needed continual continuity of care for monitoring. These changes have now led to her not being able to afford health insurance.  So of course she went back to the exchange to look for options and found that this was the only company offering insurance in that particular state, now a common denominator throughout.

What can the patient do? Can we really trust the same politicians who told us the law was affordable to put the right fixes into place?

Jeffrey Nordella M.D.
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Jeffrey Nordella M.D.

For over 25 years, Dr. Nordella has served patients in the Santa Clarita and the San Fernando Valley and has a long history of confronting the Anthem Blue Cross’ business practices which focus on profit instead of facilitating access to quality healthcare and treatment for patients. After a 10-year litigation history with Anthem, Dr. Nordella was successful in receiving a favorable judgment--something the LA Times stated had not been done by a solo practitioner in over 25 years. He is currently the Medical Director at Porter Ranch Quality Care in Porter Ranch, California.
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