Obamacare patients walk out of hospitals without treatment

MailOnline spoke to patients outside hospitals in Virginia's Washington, D.C. suburbs, many of them confused about the state of their insurance coverage

MailOnline spoke to patients outside hospitals in Virginia’s Washington, D.C. suburbs, many of them confused about the state of their insurance coverage

David Martosko

dailymail.co.uk
January 4, 2014

Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can’t determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

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.

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