Navigation Links
Consumer Advocates Call for Governor to Make Good on His Promise to Protect Patients From Illegal Cancellations of Health Insurance
Date:3/27/2008

Health Care Regulators Accused in Hearing of "Glacial Pace" in Stopping Post-Claim Rescissions, Failing to Restore Coverage to Victims

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's Department of Managed Health Care has not ordered Blue Cross to restore insurance coverage in any of 90 cases of illegal rescission found by the department's own investigators, consumer advocates revealed during a hearing in the state Senate's Health Committee.

The Department of Managed Health Care must move forward now with regulations to stop these illegal cancellations, said Consumer Watchdog (formerly the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights), and restore coverage lost by innocent patients who have been left not only uninsured, but uninsurable.

"Despite the department's own finding of widespread abuse, patients still are not protected from arbitrary loss of their insurance coverage when they fall ill," said Jerry Flanagan, health policy director of Consumer Watchdog. "The department has not ordered the reinstatement of any enrollees in Blue Cross, despite DMHC's own determination that in every one of 90 cases examined, Blue Cross acted illegally. This glacial pace is harming real people."

Flanagan expressed alarm at reports that the department might push the issue back to the Legislature, even though the DMHC has full authority to issue regulations. "Punting to the Legislature will delay justice for those already harmed, and allow insurers to continue, perhaps for years, canceling policies when patients fall ill."

The law states that individual health insurance policies can be cancelled only for "willful misrepresentation" by an applicant, said Consumer Watchdog. Regulators must move forward with draft regulations, circulated in 2007, that protect innocent patients from policy cancellations. During the hearing, Flanagan cited the case of a patient whose policy was canceled when the insurer found that a d
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Announces Own Your Future Campaign; Urges Consumers to Better Plan Their Long-Term Care Needs
2. American Specialty Health and INSPIRIS Win Top Honors in URACs Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
3. Winners of Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards to be Announced at Conference
4. Nordic Naturals Named Top-Rated Supplement Brand in ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users!
5. Quixtar Files Suit Against MonaVie To Protect Consumers, Halt Unfair Competition
6. New EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Research: Enrollment in Consumer-Driven Plans Remains Low, Survey Shows
7. Sergeants(R) Pet Care Products Acquires the Consumer Brand Division of Virbac Corporation
8. Consumer Organization Calls for End to Physician Self-Referral
9. Healthcare Tech and the World: Personalized Technology to Benefit Healthcare Consumers in the Future
10. More Companies, Workers Adopt Consumer-Directed Health Plans
11. Consumer Advocate Speaks Out Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy; Author Received $21k from Bill Benefactors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... by High Times magazine. What are the STASH awards? The Significant Technological ... made by the cannabis-cultivation community as well as tried-and-true products that have stood ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 ... The National Football League’s biggest day each year is the Super Bowl. In the ... buildup that takes place from the host venue. The 2016 Super Bowl game will mark ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Last week, the Mesothelioma Applied ... can be accessed by visiting http://www.curemeso.org/store . , “Our new store features ... part: whenever a product is purchased, the Meso Foundation receives a $5.00 donation,” ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... an important workshop at its new True North Conference Center. The medical community, ... that the Jacksonville community may be more aligned in the effort to better ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket Down is a ... Those looking to catch a new and refreshing show on Broadway, look no further ... achievements including an Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 3Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 4Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 5Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 6Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 7
... good factor in patients with breast cancer and adversely affects ... in the January 15 issue of the American Journal of ... study are identical to conclusions that were arrived at in ... seems to be a hindrance to complete recovery from breast ...
... Nihat Kabi said that the country was preparing itself to ... the bird flu infection (H5N1 strain) in Turkey. // ... flu centres if it emerges. Of 31 cases in Romania, ... northeast Bulgarian town of Silistra", told in a television interview. ...
... colleagues from University of Wisconsin Medical School and ... that individuals with apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele has ... in the hippocampal region in these persons and ... The researchers studied the inherited linkage between apolipoprotein ...
... will commence exports of live hepatitis A vaccine to India, ... so. ,The export by the Zhejiang Pukang Biotech ... developed by Chinese scientists, has been tried on 130 million ... down incident rates of the disease by 20% every year ...
... which has caused 76 deaths in Southeast Asia seems to have ... Turkey. The city of Van in eastern Turkey has experienced three ... the virus from poultry. The people infected with the bird flu ... flu drug Tamiflu and Intravenous fluids in Van Hospital. ...
... Queensland’s researchers have revealed that the sisters and brothers of ... // as far as habits like smoking and drinking are ... the example of their older siblings in such matters. ... studied the role played by peers, siblings and parents with ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/30/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced results ... the quarter was $453.1 million, a 9 percent increase ... 17 percent increase on a constant currency basis).  Net ... June 30, 2014.  Diluted earnings per share for the ... 30, 2014.  The results for the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... N.J. , July 30, 2015  Unichem Pharmaceuticals ... recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25 mg 1000-count ... initiated as a precautionary measure due to the identification ... the product. The risk associated with ... tablet is the increased probability of experiencing Clopidogrel,s side ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... and managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC, to the Amgen ... welcome Fred Hassan and the deep, global experience ... said Robert A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive ... innovation will serve Amgen well." Mr. Hassan has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 11ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 12ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 13ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 14ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 15ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 16Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 2Amgen Announces Appointment Of Fred Hassan To Board Of Directors 3
... Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ), a ... announced today that Rick Leach has been appointed Senior ... 2011. With more than 20 years of executive level ... background in developing and marketing healthcare information and technology ...
... BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR ) ... first quarter 2011 dividend of $0.20 per share of common ... 2010 dividend of $0.17 per share.  The dividend is equivalent ... BioMed also announced that its board of directors ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Streamline Health Appoints Rick Leach as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer 2Streamline Health Appoints Rick Leach as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer 3Streamline Health Appoints Rick Leach as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer 4BioMed Realty Trust Declares First Quarter 2011 Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends 2
... Arthrotek® Precision Hand Instruments were developed ... tactile feel, while still having an instrument ... spaces without the fear of the bending ... designed and manufactured to conform to the ...
... were developed in surgeon's desire to have ... an instrument with the strength to maneuver ... the bending or breaking. Arthrotek Hand Instruments ... to the surgeon's hand. This new generation ...
... Hand Instruments were developed in surgeon's desire ... still having an instrument with the strength ... fear of the bending or breaking. Arthrotek ... to conform to the surgeon's hand. This ...
... The ADC CLIA Waived Drug Tests ... Drop) and Read. They demonstrate excellent correlation ... and preliminary positive results in minutes instead ... CLIA waived certified laboratories in clinics, physician ...
Medicine Products: