Did You Expect Your Insurance Co. To Care?
Probably not. But we should be able to expect them to at least do their job.
Would you be ok with your health insurance company denying your treatment you needed to stay alive?
In a recent admission by former Aetna Medical Director, the Insurance giant made life/death decisions on the lives of real life human beings with NO consideration of the person. They have denied people life saving treatments to people without ever looking at medical records.
The hypocrisy of this is the most troubling for me. Aetna certainly digs into medical records to find preexisting conditions... to set the price we pay for care. They use as much information as they can find to create a case against us. They use this information to decided weather of not to insure us, how much to charge us, how long we will live, etc. But the moment we need them, they don't even take the time to skim over our information before the deny us care. F**k you Aetna. Thanks for nothing.
Below is full story CNN broke after reading transcripts from Aetna's Medical Director.
California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna.
California insurance commissioner Dave Jones launched the investigation after being contacted by CNN.
"If the health insurer is making decisions to deny coverage without a physician actually ever reviewing medical records, that's of significant concern to me as insurance commissioner in California -- and potentially a violation of law," he said.
Aetna, the nation's third-largest insurance provider with 23.1 million customers, told CNN it looked forward to "explaining our clinical review process" to the commissioner.
CNN has the full story >