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Obamacare’s next problem: Doc shock
San Francisco Chronicle

“The bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future,” President Obama said of his signature Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It would be easier to believe the president if he hadn’t said in 2009, “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too.”

One million Californians who lose their individual plans in 2014 know that’s not true; when many saw their new premiums, they experienced “sticker shock.” Next comes “doc shock” – the revelation that many folks also won’t be able to keep their doctors.