Some people enrolled in Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) have trouble finding doctor who accepts it

TULSA - Some Oklahomans who signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act are now dealing with a different problem -- they're having trouble finding a doctor who accepts it.

Laurie Moreland is one of the people 2NEWS met who had big trouble signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

"I got a couple questions into it when the whole system shut down," Lauri said late last year as she was signing up for insurance.

Eventually more than 7 million Americans signed up for Obamacare, but now some of them are having trouble finding a doctor who accepts it.

"None of the doctors will know where you got your insurance or when you got your insurance and so it isn't that they're not taking Obamacare insurance," said Grace Burke, of Morton Comprehensive Health Services in north Tulsa.

Burke, who personally helped more than 100 people sign up for Obamacare at Morton Health Clinic in Tulsa, says the real problem is that many people were confused when they signed up.  

"It's become way more complicated than I think anybody thought it was going to be," said Burke.

Many Oklahomans who signed up for Obamacare had up to 66 plans to choose from.  Many chose the wrong one.

"A lot of people may have to change their primary care provider or go to a different specialist because a lot of people they've been connected with in the past are not in their provider list," said Burke.

Many doctors in the Tulsa metro are accepting Obamacare's low cost plans.

Burke says with all the carriers, an individual can go onto a carrier's website and locate a provider directory and search by location and specialty.  

Here are the links to the provider directories for all five insurance carriers on the marketplace in Oklahoma:

Global Health

BCBS

Coventry

Community Care

Aetna

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