Early Monday, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck claimed that pregnant women who were 65-years old and older are now losing their doctors due to the Affordable Care Act. Fox Business host Stuart Varney claimed that the president was unable to keep the promise that people would be able to keep their doctors because
“United Healthcare has just dropped — we don’t know exactly how many — but thousands of doctors have been dropped from United Heathcare’s Medicare Advantage program.”
Varney also added,
“That leaves hundreds of thousands of patients without the doctor that they’ve had for many many years. We don’t know how many thousands have been dropped, but thousands have been dropped. What about their patients? What about the people who used to have this doctor who now no longer have this doctor? Broken promise. And many of those people are women who are expecting babies and who may just have a real relationship with their physician and want to see the same doctor deliver possibly their second child. And they are now left in the dark in a time that they feeling quite vulnerable.”
The amount of pregnant women 65 and older is undetermined, but it is confirmed that United Healthcare does offer maternity coverage to Medicare Advantage customers, a form of Medicare that is offered to customers 65 and older.