Agent Orange victim loses health coverage over 2-cent shortfall

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    Agent Orange victim loses health coverage over 2-cent shortfall | Raw Story

    Insurance companies have no souls.
     
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    No, they are the scum of the earth and you have to wonder about the character of people who defend this system.
     
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    Um....Where's the VA?
     
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    So, for balance, do we have any explanation from the insurance company, or are we supposed to take the word of the 'victim'? Ordinarily, I would expect ALL the evidence before deciding the rights and wrongs of such situations. That's just the way I roll..... don't form an opinion until you have all the facts. I learned that as a kid. Pity the OP didn't.

    Oh wait.... yea.... ummmm... (From the article).... Flanagan told the press that losing his insurance crippled him emotionally, and he was considering using the Veterans Administration hospital in Seattle -- 1,400 miles away -- before Ceridian reinstated his policy.

    Not quite so soulless. A faux outrage thing.
     
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    Well, the CEO is sorry and agrees that noone should have had to go through that.

    (from ABC 7NEWS Denver):

    (Their insurance benefits administrator, Ceridian Cobra Services, based in St. Petersburg, Fla., promptly dropped the Flanagans for the 2-cent shortage without a phone call, a certified letter or even a letter warning them they could be dropped, the Flanagans said.

    But on Wednesday, under intense public pressure and a national outcry, Ceridian reinstated Ron's benefits. Ron said he even received a call from Ceridian's CEO, Stuart Harvey.

    "He called and he said he wanted to talk man to man and apologize for what happened, and what this has put me and my family through. He said no one should have to go through that for that kind of amount. He said we don't mean to be that kind of company," said Ron.

     
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    Buisness is buisness. I just wonder why they did not return the check. If they were not insured what was the insurance company doing keeping the check? $330 bucks a month for insurance. Won't be long till all companies get out of insuring their employees, cost too much, and $1000 a month insurance premiums will be the norm. What with the double digit inflation of medical costs.
     
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    Oh, you get all the facts first before making an opinion? That's beyond laughable. :eusa_liar:
     
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    The man and his wife are being interviewed right now on MSNBC by Cenk Uygur.
     
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    Yeah the Agent Orange debacle with our govt not taking responsibility either.
    Yeah they support the troops, till they are used up.

    DU is the "Agent orange" for this generation of troops.

    At least these are voluntary.
     
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    Ceridian would never have reinstated him but for the public outcry....bad publicity.
     

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