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  •  Perhaps BC/BS (2+ / 0-)
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    Alma, rserven

    will pay for the next parking lot ding...

    Although, to be fair, the car insurance should probably cover it under the "uninsured motorist" portion of your insurance, since clearly BC/BS isn't real insurance.

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    by hpchicago on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 07:45:00 PM PST

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    •  To be fair BC/BS (2+ / 0-)
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      rserven, hpchicago

      did tell us to have the hospital rebill them.  They didn't say if they would pay or not but we did get through to them that it wasn't a car accident but an accident on a car.

      We lost our last fight with BC/BS when my hubby was needing tests to rule something out and they were just wanting him to be treated for what we were ruling out.  Luckily when his social security disability went through medicare paid to have the testing done, even though that was 2 years later than the doctors originally wanted to do it.

      I sure wish they would pay for those parking lot dings.  :)

      •  BC/BS...pah! (2+ / 0-)
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        Alma, hpchicago

        When I was transitioning, our insurer was BC/BS.  Unfortunately for them, when they had become the insurer for the university, they thought nobody in their right mind would transition in Arkansas, so they had no specific exclusion to exempt them from covering me.

        Oh, they tried:  experimental procedure; pre-existing condition; cosmetic procedure...everything they could think of.

        I fought all the way to the state Insurance Commissioner and I won...mostly.  Except it was not time for surgery yet, so there would be no ruling on that until the appropriate time.

        So BC/BS did what comes naturally to them.  They let themselves be underbid for the contract by HealthSource at the next opportunity.  Then one year later, they were back as the insurance...but with a specific exclusion in place.

        •  I can see them doing that (1+ / 0-)
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          rserven

          There's some that think because they are a not for profit that they are better than other insurance companies.  One of our dkos compatriots went and protested one of their offices and some people were giving him flack for protesting a not for profit.  

          I'm watching the house bill rules coverage and until the old white men started interupting the procedings I was getting teary eyed watching all the female dems standing in a line, coming to voice their support for the female provisions in the bill.

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