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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:06 PM

Health Insurance Giant Faces Lawsuit For Allegedly Tricking People Into Canceling.

'While there has been a lot of discussion about who is actually screwing people over under the guise of Obamacare, some people in California have had enough and they’re taking a stand in Court to fix the blame on the healthcare giant, Anthem Blue Cross. An article published Wednesday in International Business Times quoted from the suit itself:

“Since March 23, 2010, “Blue Cross successfully enticed tens of thousands of its individual policyholders to switch out of their grandfathered health plans and forever lose their protected grandfathered status,” the lawsuits state. “Blue Cross concealed information about the consequences of switching plans and intentionally misled its policyholders to encourage the replacement of grandfathered policies.”

Under the Affordable Healthcare Act, policies issued prior to March 23, 2010 were “grandfathered in” or, were not subject to the new coverage regulations under the ACA. Insurance companies were not allowed to drop those policies. But in reality, it appears that insurance companies all across the country have been “fudging” on that part of the law to entice customers into paying more for “updated” coverage. If the customer signs up for the new coverage, thereby opting out of their “grandfathered coverage”, then they forever lose the protections afforded to them under the ACA.

In the new suit filed in California, Think Progress reported:

“The plaintiffs, Paul Simon, 39, and Catherine Corker, 63, of California say that they are among the customers that Anthem Blue Cross pressured to drop their grandfathered policies in 2011 without giving them all the facts about new Obamacare requirements that could raise the price of their plans in an effort to cut its own costs. Simon and Corker would have preferred to remain on the grandfathered plans permitted by the law, and are now asking the courts to block Anthem from canceling any more policies unless the company allows consumers to switch back into their grandfathered plans.”

The tragedy of this story of course, is that people are being duped.'

http://aattp.org/health-insurance-giant-faces-lawsuit-allegedly-tricking/

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:05 PM

1. Good, hope Anthem Blue Cross

has to pay through the nose on this. They lie cheat and steal too add to their profit margin. They are beneath contempt, ellen.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 08:35 PM

2. K&R

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:12 PM

3. And some here on DU have actually been DEFENDING these SHITTY insurance companies.

 

The insurance companies should have been forced to update the plans to fully meet ACA at THEIR expense. Nonetheless, here we have the insurance company taking advantage of the ACA and tricking people into buying updated plans they are inflating. They should have been forced to offer better plans at the same rates because under ACA they'll get more consumers hence for premiums.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:12 PM

4. 2nd K & R n/t

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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:35 AM

5. Figures. They already are messing with me in MN.

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