Nothing like learning you’re not going to lose an additional $81 a month on a Friday afternoon. That was the good fortune of Georgia’s state retirees on UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare plans last Friday, according to the Department of Community Health. The board had earlier voted to raise the rate, but reversed that decision last week.
I’m sure Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is beginning to hate me, if they didn’t already. (Oh, I’ll bet they did, though.) In my defense, if they’d just followed through on the promise made by incoming President Jeff Fusile in January 2016 to “soften the approach” and move away from the image of the
As has been reported now by WABE, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Fiscal Times, and The Intercept, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia sent letters last month to individuals who purchase their plans on the health insurance exchanges stating the company will no longer pay for services rendered in emergency rooms that it