Two weeks into his term in office, Assemblyman Mr. Simcha Eichenstein was approached by a large number of constituents about an issue that concerns thousands of local families.
In January, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan made significant changes in its reimbursement policy towards pediatricians that would affect the insurance coverage of families across Borough Park, Midwood and Kensington. The decision forced many residents to search for alternate arrangements, despite the fact that they were content with their current health care provider.
Mr. Eichenstein immediately realized the significance of the issue and was proactive in helping his constituents. Within several days, a meeting was arranged at Assemblyman Eichenstein’s office which included Pat Celli, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and several Boro Park pediatricians.
“While discussions and negotiations are ongoing with other pediatricians, I am pleased to announce that UnitedHealthcare has reached an agreement with the offices of Dr. Bulmash, Dr. Diamond and Dr. Roth. The insurance company will now resume accepting them as providers in the UHC network,” said Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein.
Mr. Eichenstein continued, “There is nothing more gratifying than bringing parties together for the common good. I’d like to thank UnitedHealthcare CEO Pat Celli and his staff as well as our local pediatricians for working together and coming up with a viable solution. Our children’s health care is a top priority, and now families can choose wisely when deciding upon a healthcare plan that suits their needs.”
Community members are advised to contact their health care professionals in deciding which plan best suits their family’s needs. But now there are more options available, and more qualified healthcare providers to choose from.