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Many still confused as Medicare deadline approaches 
Tampa Bay Times  (Dec. 1, 2013)
This year was more of the same, after UnitedHealthcare dropped hundreds of Tampa Bay doctors from AARP networks and discontinued relationships with popular institutions like Moffitt Cancer Center.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage cuts doctors 
USA Today  (Nov. 29, 2013)
In Florida, UnitedHealthcare has dropped the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer treatment facility, the Moffitt Cancer Center, and its 250 physicians in Tampa.

UnitedHealth Culls Doctors From Medicare Advantage Plans
The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 16, 2013)

Medical Care Indecision [LETTER]
The Ledger (Nov. 19, 2013)
And even though I don’t need them at this time, I am very upset that Moffitt Cancer Center has been dropped.

Insurers squeeze Medicare [LETTER]
Tampa Bay Times (Nov. 12, 2013)

Seniors Need to Review Policies and Medicare Advantage Plans [LETTER] 
The Ledger (Nov. 9, 2013)
For example, UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plans — managed-care plans branded as AARP MedicareComplete — will no longer include Moffitt Cancer Center in network, beginning Jan. 1.

Letter to the Editor: "Plans will drop Moffitt"
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Oct. 29, 2013)

United Health Care plan drops Moffitt, other health centers
FOX13TampaBay (Oct. 22, 2013)

Patients scramble after AARP Medicare Advantage plans drop providers
Tampa Bay Times (Oct. 21)
The changes affect some of the area’s larger providers, including St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, Tampa Eye Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center.
Open enrollment: Time to pick your Medicare plan
Tampa Bay Times (Oct. 21)
But as of January, AARP plans will now drop Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute and other providers from their HMO and PPO network.

UnitedHealth terminates docs from Medicare Advantage networks
Healthcare Business News (Oct. 18, 2013)

Letter of the Day: Seniors should review health plans 
Tampa Tribune (Oct. 3)

AARP Plans Drop Cancer Center
Health News Florida/WUSF radio news (Oct. 7)

AARP Medicare plans end relationship with Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa Bay Times (Oct. 5)

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