In Reply to: Insurance hits a new low!!! Long story. posted by steveVa on May 10, 2018 at 21:17:17:
Nothing new or unique about this story other than perhaps a 95 year old patient being recommended for occupational therapy. Private health insurance companies of all stripes have been denying benefits for decades - it's how they keep their YOY profits growing at double digit rates and investors happy. The federal employee BCBS plan is actually one of the better ones you will find on the market and has a pretty good appeals process so I am not rushing to cancel my coverage. I also find it interesting that there is no mention of Medicare or Medicaid in this story.