Under Obamacare New York State will limit patient visits to doctors per year
Because of the expected flood of previously uninsured folks and workers that will be dumped off their employer’s insurance programs into the exchange, New York State is trying to come up with a solution to comply with the Obamacare requirements. There is already a shortage of doctors in the state. Their solution is to put a “quantitative limit on annual doctor visits”. In plain English, that means that patients will only be able to see their doctor a certain number of times per year and no more.
To be clear, there is already mandated rationing under Obamacare as there are annual dollar limits on benefits per patient. But, say you have an unlucky year and your kid comes down first with strep throat, then sprains something, then gets chicken pox, then gets an ear infection etc. all those visits might put you under the dollar limit but would tax the doctor-load. So they want to say, well you’ll just have to choose which illness your kid gets that will get treated. Isn’t Obamacare wonderful.
Breitbart has the legalese speak on this.