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  •  Highmark BCBS denied cancer therapy (4+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, Mr Robert, NWTerriD, ZedMont

    I have prostrate cancer, i got a appointment at MD Anderson in Houston Tx.on 5/25/12 first doctor consult, got a call that it was all approved Ms H. had called BCBS for authorization was told if Medicare paid BCBS would. treatment started on June 18. half way through Proton Beam Therapy PBT they sent to my home address that claims had been denied. I called BCBS I was told to file a appeal. I had Insurance with this employer since 1972 first time I've really had a claim if this is what they call a cadillac insurance plans it's turned in to a Yugo.  Medicare has paid about 10%

    •  These are the kind of stories (2+ / 0-)
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      ZedMont, vet

      that need to be heard by all those who claim that the private insurance system in this country is just hunky-dory without Obamacare.

      "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

      by NWTerriD on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 06:19:07 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for all the candid responses. This is not (0+ / 0-)

      what I wanted to hear, and frankly, I don't think it bodes well for Medicare, but the problems won't be fixed unless they are understood and acknowledged.

      I suspect that this will become an issue after the election, if the president is reelected.  

      If Romney is elected, it will be moot because Medicare will gradually cease to exist, and private insurance will continue to erode into garbage - except for the well-to-do.

      And of course if the president is reelected, Congress can strangle Medicare with even worse reimbursement rates.

      Because stupid people are so sure they're smart, they often act smart, and sometimes even smart people are too stupid to recognize that the stupid people acting smart really ARE stupid.

      by ZedMont on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 08:53:03 PM PDT

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      •  NOT if we keep ousting the Goopers and Blue Dogs (0+ / 0-)

        and replacing them with people who give a damn about anybody less well-off than themselves.

        So let's get on it.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 10:13:53 PM PDT

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