This is just wrong. Patient access to care is being adversely affected.
Excerpt from the AMA:
"UnitedHealthcare cuts physicians from Medicare Advantage. USA Today (11/29, Jaffe) reported that UnitedHealthcare, “the largest Medicare Advantage insurer in the country, with nearly 3 million members,” has cut many physicians from its Medicaid Advantage coverage. The company issued a statement on the cuts: “While these changes can be difficult for patients and their doctors, they are necessary to meet rising quality standards, slow the increase in health costs and sustain our plans in an era of Medicare Advantage funding cuts.” Several medical associations, including the American Medical Association, are asking the Federal government address the situation."