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BNS

Nashville, TN

#21 May 9, 2013
Rageagainstthemachine wrote:
It's true, June 1st BCBS will no longer be accepted at MSHA. MSHA is just keeping up appearances by saying they are In negotiations.....it's a done deal.
Not true. MSHA will continue to accept BCBS but BCBS will only pay for MSHA as a lower tier provider. So they may only cover 50% of you bill instead of 80%.
charlie retired RN

Chatsworth, GA

#22 May 13, 2013
Looks like we NEED a Wellmont in JC now for sure. If I am having a heart attack I don't want to waste time going to Kingsport for EKG and labs over an insurance pissing contest. My life will be on the line. I want to keep my MD as well. I have little respect for MSHA management but, a lot of respect for the Doctors, Nurses and ancilliary personnel. Many will lose their jobs as patient census declines.
You can't fix stupid and, this is just plain stupid.
MSHA has plenty of funds under their Blue Ridge Corporate umbrella they hide behind. Not for profit is a ruse to the uneducated.
I liked it better as a Community Hospital and not a large corporation.
Rageagainstthema chine

Jonesborough, TN

#23 Jun 1, 2013
So wasn't today the deadline between MSHA & BCBS?? I figure if they got the contract they'd be shouting it from the rooftops. Doesn't look good since we haven't seen anything in the news. Well except last week when I read wellmont got the contract with them till 15'. Any news I've missed?
tndude

Kingsport, TN

#24 Jun 1, 2013
msha has already laid off several people a couple weeks ago one of which was on leave because of cancer treatments, was told they could stay on insurance until pto ran out then they were out of a job. she work for msha for several years.
notroll

Jonesborough, TN

#25 Jun 1, 2013
Rageagainstthemachine wrote:
So wasn't today the deadline between MSHA & BCBS?? I figure if they got the contract they'd be shouting it from the rooftops. Doesn't look good since we haven't seen anything in the news. Well except last week when I read wellmont got the contract with them till 15'. Any news I've missed?
Extended to July 1.
Rageagainstthema chine

Jonesborough, TN

#26 Jun 1, 2013
tndude wrote:
msha has already laid off several people a couple weeks ago one of which was on leave because of cancer treatments, was told they could stay on insurance until pto ran out then they were out of a job. she work for msha for several years.
Omg, that's horrendous! Is this fact or just a rumor? If its true, someone should alert the media. Awful, just awful.
Phil Roe lied

Singapore, Singapore

#27 Jun 1, 2013
shafted wrote:
Has our Congressional Representative, Dr. Phil Roe had any comments on this issue, which will be affecting so many of his constituents?
I really do hate to read this, but I knew it was going to happen; just didn't expect it to happen this soon. This is what you've put in office. Rep/Dr Phil Roe is a heavy hitter in the stock market, and guess what his heaviest investment is in; INSURANCE. He went into office with a net worth of one million and after 3 years, it's at 3 million, and that was a graph from Nov 2012.

The ACA/Obamacare (as Roe likes to call it) isn't even in full effect yet and will NOT be until 2014. People, do not fall for the lies you are being told. You have locked yourselves in a bad corner, until the next election. There isn't a lot you can do, that I am aware of, but ride this out. We are in a mess, but we can rectify the situation. This is what happens when one party is given too much power. East TN is now totally ruled and dominated by Republicans. There is no one to look over their shoulders and they are going to "make cotton while the sun is shining"; they and their families and friends.

The first thing Governor Bill Haslam did when he was sworn into office was fire over 1100 civil servants,(don't forget the 42 missing children under DHS care) and immediately hired his friends/family, and gave himself and all his new staff a raise. I have the links to prove everything I am telling you. Don't take my word for it, google it, or whatever search engine you use.

I sincerely hope you all will be able to keep your insurance, but this is not and will not be the end. We have been told so many lies, and the "Obamacare" lie, was just the beginning. What would really happen with ACA/Obamacare, everyone would have insurance. Yes, you would have to pay for it, but it would be based on what you make. No one is going to force you to pay an amount, that is unreasonable, it's impossible. We do not live in a communist country, contrary to what you have been told. Far from it! I only hope and pray you will take a little time and get your information, yourselves. Don't believe what these people, me included are telling you, research it until you get to the truth! Good luck to you all!
Concerned Citizen

Johnson City, TN

#28 Jun 5, 2013
A newsletter I received today said the Federal Trade Commission has "redoubled its efforts to prevent hospital mergers that may leave insufficient options for inpatient hospital services, leading to higher prices for healthcare," The same story stated the "Supreme Court recently blocked a merger in GA that would have resulted in a virtual monopoly that would reduce competition" per AARP Bulletin. Is this not what JCMCH has done buying up everything around here.(Erwin Hospital for one)
Also there is a difference in Not-for-profit and Non-Profit. I think the not for profit means they can pay the CEO and his staff all they want as long as they can count that high!
tndude

Kingsport, TN

#29 Jun 5, 2013
Rageagainstthemachine wrote:
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Omg, that's horrendous! Is this fact or just a rumor? If its true, someone should alert the media. Awful, just awful.
yes this is true i worked with woman who was let go.

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