The one way they can cover themselves and Do cover themselves is this way: When your Dr., pharmacist etc..calls to verify your coverage, even if they say it's covered 100%, they always follow with their "disclaimer" that basically says....this COULD be wrong though and if it is, so sorry.
I used to get so mad about it.
Wondering if anyone has gotten anything from their Dr.'s about them not dealing with the health insurance companies anymore?
After finally finding the right Dr. and diagnosis, The practice has decided not to renew contracts with several of their health insurance providers.
Blue Cross is my provider, I know that United was mentioned as well as Humana and some others. It is a 3 page letter that is very interesting indeed and very indicative I think of what to expect on a bigger scale in the coming days for others.
Happy to scan it and post if anybody is interested.
The Dr. comes right out and dogs the insurance providers and asks that patients contact their government reps, as well as write letters to the insurance companies.
I kind of thought, "you go doc!", until I realized I would now be "out of network" with him which means quite a bit more out of pocket on top of my personal policy that is already $670 a month!! And that was before MS diagnosis! That huge increase was supposedly due to recurring kidney stones, obesity and high cholesterol.
I have a feeling their will be a day when I have to pay $1,000 a month just for my policy.
It's time for this country to make some big changes in healthcare.
You can go to www.change.org
(obama's transitioin site), and vote or post comments regarding health care changes if you are so inclined. You can also sign up for a request to be a part of a regional/national ...shoot...word is leaving me....brain lesions..
well, a group of citizens that gather together to talk about these things and express their opinions. I'm sure the name will come to me as I press send so here goes....lol