An Oklahoma doctor opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature health care program will not accept insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act and says he will close his practice if he can’t profit while independent.
“I’m sure that these exchange plans will not equal the amount of our cost of operation,” Dr. Keith Smith, Surgery Center of Oklahoma Medical Director, told KWTV.
Smith said his practice will go independent within the next several months.
“More and more companies are running away from Obamacare to this oasis called self-funding,” he added. “We don’t believe the government has any role in health care.”
“We’ve tried just about every insurance, but we hope that within the next 12 to 18 months none of our business will be dependent on them,” Smith added.
The Medical Director has since listed prices online “for everyone to see,” but says if that doesn’t work, he won’t hesitate to close and stop his practice.
“If the practice of medicine is no longer mutual, then we will close. We’ll just walk away,” Smith said.
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