Now that local health plans are eliminating PPOs in favor of HMOs, we resurrect the canard that President Obama promised that under Obamacare if you like your doctor you could keep your doctor ("What about 'if you like your doc, keep him?' ").

As any rational person would understand, he meant that Obamacare would not require insurers or patients to switch doctors. But if you (or your employer) switch health plans, or the insurer eliminates your plan, you are in a new situation. Doctors move, retire, die, drop or are dropped by certain plans.

This churning is the direct result of market competition. But now, unlike pre-Obamacare, if you or your doctors circumstances change, you will still be able to get real, affordable, uncancelable health insurance, no matter the health status of you or your loved ones.

If you dont like sorting through the complicated mess of ever-changing competing plans from multiple insurance corporations, support single-payer health care.

-- Andrew March MD,Phoenix