Insurer: She Should Have Known That Her Bleeding Breast Was Not An ‘Emergency’

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    Think Progress » Insurer Denies Woman’s Claim: She Should Have Known That Her Bleeding Breast Was Not An ‘Emergency’

    That's right ladies! Got a bleeding breast? No SOU-INSURANCE for you!

    Of course, I'd love to see those who say we don't need any sort of reform to defend this. However, I'm sure it will be avoided like the plague.
     
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    private insurance companies are unethical, immoral pricks. they brought the end of their industry on themselves.
     
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    I'm not honestly surprised that this thread just received it's first post. Health Insurances care more about their bottom lines than human beings. When human beings are being valued on how much money they cost rather than the fact they should get the treatment to live, you can see that we have a shoddy system.

    However, others rather just ramble on about Death Panels and other meaningless bullshit that detracts from the real issues. Issues like this. If this woman's story had never gotten reported, she would of been stuck with that $2,000+ bill.
     
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    I just vomited into the toilet.

    That is disgusting!
     
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    :eusa_wall:

    this is just DUMB
    BCBS just screwed up
     
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    Not only did they screw up once but TWICE. They rejected her a second time. I guess third time was the charm. Except the charm in this was video cameras from the local media. :eusa_eh:
     
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    well, up in this region, BCBS is one of the best
    i guess its not the same from state to state
     
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    :sarcasm: Those insurance execs would have to lower their wage expectations if they approved of every bleeding breast as as an emergency situation. :end of sarcasm:

    Exactly why the whole system should be revamped. Insurance execs that allow for tragedies like this should be drawn through the keyholes for fraud because that is exactly what shit like this is, fraud.
     
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    insurance agents will tell you..the cheapest fall is a death
     
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    Yeah...it must have just been a mistake.

    I think the patient just misinterpreted what the insurance company had decided.
     

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