Some Insurance Companies Get Caught

insuranceThe following is excerpted from The Daily Kos. You should definitely read the entire posting. If you’re like me, I have a new ache in my heart whenever I read how Americans are so selfish that they will even feed on other Americans, especially those who need sport and can hardly afford to be scammed.

Why do we let the big corporations get away with things like this? Why isn’t anyone going to jail?

Another Health Insurer Caught Falsely Cancelling Thousands of Health Plans

Following the report that Insurer Humana was fined $65,000 in Kentucky for sending out 6,500 misleading cancellation letters for low-premiums plans only to be automatic re-enrollment in high cost plans before these customers were given a chance to shop on the open exchange for a better and cheaper plan – we now have a new report that Anthem Blue Cross is being sued for tricking people into dropping their “grandfathered” plans.

Think that’s bad, well this is even worse.

http://thinkprogress.org/…

“Blue Cross successfully enticed tens of thousands of its individual policyholders to switch out of their grandfathered health plans and forever lose their protected grandfathered status,” states the lawsuit. “Blue Cross concealed information about the consequences of switching plans and intentionally misled its policyholders to encourage the replacement of grandfathered policies.

And more…

http://www.ibtimes.com/…

The lawsuits, filed Monday in Superior Court, may signal an emerging customer pushback against the approximately 900,000 cancellations in California alone of individual health insurance policies that will take effect Dec. 31.900,00 Cancellations.  False Cancellations of plans that, which under the Affordable Care Act are “Grandfathered” and Don’t Need to be Cancelled.  The Insurance Companies are doing it to Scam their Customers into higher cost plans and away from the ACA Exchanges in a practice that violates State Law known as “Twisting”.

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