No one taking Anthem / Humana Insurance

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Jason

Murray, KY

#1 Aug 5, 2013
I just found out today that ambulances, hospitals, and doctors will stop taking Anthem and Humana insurance in November. I understand only the big city's such as Nashville, Louisville, and St Louis will be the only place I will be able to use my insurance. The places I talked to last week said the insurance companies are saying they get reimbursed very small amounts that don't even cover their costs or they have to stop accepting Anthem or Humana insurance. They have all elected to stop taking Anthem and Humana. What the heck are we suppose to do? Thank you Obama!
Hmmmm

Murray, KY

#2 Aug 5, 2013
I worked for a medical insurance company and the insurance AND Doctors as well as facilities agree on a "contracted" rate. We have Anthem and my Drs Office has NEVER given any indication that they will no longer have a current contract with Anthem as of November
Whamo

Mayfield, KY

#3 Aug 6, 2013
The sky is falling...the sky is falling
What Next

Murray, KY

#4 Aug 6, 2013
There are not that many insurance companies left. Humanna covers all state employee ~ teachers, police officers, fire fighters and government employees. It's hard to believe this would not be accepted. More hospitals will have to cut services and lay off more employees. What Next!!!!!

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#5 Aug 6, 2013
As we get closer to the health care reform act taking effect, expect more and more rumors to be floated trying to discredit it.
asdf

Benton, KY

#6 Aug 6, 2013
Jason wrote:
I just found out today that ambulances, hospitals, and doctors will stop taking Anthem and Humana insurance in November. I understand only the big city's such as Nashville, Louisville, and St Louis will be the only place I will be able to use my insurance. The places I talked to last week said the insurance companies are saying they get reimbursed very small amounts that don't even cover their costs or they have to stop accepting Anthem or Humana insurance. They have all elected to stop taking Anthem and Humana. What the heck are we suppose to do? Thank you Obama!
Where did you "find this out"? Your tea party uncle Jimmy? At least research this BS before you try to spread rumors.
Triple H

Murray, KY

#7 Aug 6, 2013
Jason wrote:
I just found out today that ambulances, hospitals, and doctors will stop taking Anthem and Humana insurance in November. I understand only the big city's such as Nashville, Louisville, and St Louis will be the only place I will be able to use my insurance. The places I talked to last week said the insurance companies are saying they get reimbursed very small amounts that don't even cover their costs or they have to stop accepting Anthem or Humana insurance. They have all elected to stop taking Anthem and Humana. What the heck are we suppose to do? Thank you Obama!
Get off of fox news.Or get away from your tinfoil hat.
Jason

Murray, KY

#8 Aug 6, 2013
Actually, I received a letter from Anthem because I work in a healthcare facility. A letter came out directly from Anthem about 4 months ago stating that only a few hospitals in the state will accept Anthem under Obamacare plans. We also received a letter this week stating major cuts in reimbursements to our doctors...to like 17.88 a visit that will go in effect November 1, 2014. You either accept their new fee schedule or get out of the Anthem network. Our doctors say NO WAY can we do this for such low rates. And, yes we get calls all the time because doctors and hospitals are not longer accepting Humana insurance. Call your local ambulance service and hospital and see if they still accept it. I bet you will be surprised. I don't read the paper, listen to Fox, or anything else. It's hard enough keeping up with healthcare contracts.
Trident

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Aug 7, 2013
Jason wrote:
Actually, I received a letter from Anthem because I work in a healthcare facility. A letter came out directly from Anthem about 4 months ago stating that only a few hospitals in the state will accept Anthem under Obamacare plans. We also received a letter this week stating major cuts in reimbursements to our doctors...to like 17.88 a visit that will go in effect November 1, 2014. You either accept their new fee schedule or get out of the Anthem network. Our doctors say NO WAY can we do this for such low rates. And, yes we get calls all the time because doctors and hospitals are not longer accepting Humana insurance. Call your local ambulance service and hospital and see if they still accept it. I bet you will be surprised. I don't read the paper, listen to Fox, or anything else. It's hard enough keeping up with healthcare contracts.
Take a picture of the letter you received and post a link here or STFU
val

Nashua, NH

#10 Aug 7, 2013
true story... accept the fee schedule or don't be a provider... we are getting out too
kit

Madisonville, KY

#11 Aug 7, 2013
You're still a step ahead of the millions that have no healthcare. Do you have any idea how many employers in Murray KY that do not provide insurance for their employees? They also do not pay enough for anyone to buy their own insurance. Its time for reform!
Triple H

Murray, KY

#12 Aug 7, 2013
I have anthem and didnt receive a letter.I have no problem using mine.

Since: Nov 12

Murray, KY

#13 Aug 7, 2013
kit wrote:
You're still a step ahead of the millions that have no healthcare. Do you have any idea how many employers in Murray KY that do not provide insurance for their employees? They also do not pay enough for anyone to buy their own insurance. Its time for reform!
This is America, we all have health careÖ.. Just some of us do not have insurance. Any one anywhere can go to any public hospital and be treated. Obama care is not really about healthcare itís about control and power.
kit

Madisonville, KY

#14 Aug 7, 2013
Annoying Keyboard Tapper wrote:
<quoted text>This is America, we all have health care….. Just some of us do not have insurance. Any one anywhere can go to any public hospital and be treated. Obama care is not really about healthcare it’s about control and power.
You have to be able to pay for that healthcare you get. It isn't free! When an educated couple both working full time with no insurance provided by employers can not afford insurance, something is wrong! Mortgage on a reasonable home, electricity, water and food are things we have to have. Next should be insurance and when it's more expensive than all those other necessities combined, something isn't right! We are now paying for pretty much an "emergency" policy that is useless and in the event of an actual emergency we would still go bankrupt paying medical expenses with that policy. America need healthcare reform, insurance companies and CEO's of these companies are making huge profits. While the little man working has nothing. Hospital workers are being laid off, doctors aren't reimbursed for their time and expertise. Somehow, someway everyone in this country should have access to AFFORDABLE healthcare when needed. I don't know how to make that happen, but I know it's possible. It isn't possible for that to happen and a few select people to profit millions at the same time.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#15 Aug 7, 2013
Annoying Keyboard Tapper wrote:
<quoted text>This is America, we all have health careÖ.. Just some of us do not have insurance. Any one anywhere can go to any public hospital and be treated. Obama care is not really about healthcare itís about control and power.


Sure, you might have to declare bankruptcy and pass your medical bills off on everybody else, but at least everybody else "ain't paying for insurance for people who are too lazy to work", yet.
kit

Madisonville, KY

#16 Aug 7, 2013
Anonymous Keyboard Tapper wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, you might have to declare bankruptcy and pass your medical bills off on everybody else, but at least everybody else "ain't paying for insurance for people who are too lazy to work", yet.
If you were compensated for working with better benefits than "being to lazy" maybe more people would quit being to lazy to work. However, there are far more hard working people than lazy! There will always be someone that is lazy and unwilling to take care of themselves. Everyone, even the lazy should have access to healthcare. It is, at this point, nation wide something of a luxury.
guest

Mayfield, KY

#17 Aug 7, 2013
America has become such a population of people who feel entitled to free everything, someone has to pay and so far a few have been paying for the masses. Something is wrong when one can earn more for not working than for working, government paying for children people couldn't afford in the first place, free everything! Too many want free health care, free education, free law enforcement, free roads, etc. We need to realize that: There is a limit to resources (whatever that resource is) there is a bottom; nothing is free because someone has to pay; and to make any system survive there has to be more inputs than outputs. Not real complicated. It has ended up just being a shell game and moving things around from one place to another. I have no idea for a solution but I think at the current rate of felt entitlements and mismanagement, those who can pay will end up being taxed 75%, and then the government will control even more because free comes with a price to someone, and we haven't seen governmental control until that happens. The entity that controls the purse strings will make all the decisions. And, we talk about lack of freedom now! We haven't seen anything yet. When one can't manage whatever it is they are supposed to, than someone else is going to step in and do it, whether this is personal or national.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#18 Aug 7, 2013
guest wrote:
America has become such a population of people who feel entitled to free everything, someone has to pay and so far a few have been paying for the masses. Something is wrong when one can earn more for not working than for working, government paying for children people couldn't afford in the first place, free everything! Too many want free health care, free education, free law enforcement, free roads, etc...
I didn't have to pay every time I walked into school, at least at the K-12 level. I didn't have to pay when I have had to call the police. Unless it is a toll road, I don't have to pay when I drive on the roads. But I do pay for them in some way, as we all do collectively so that those things are there when we need them, even though some people will utilize those things more than others.

Why isn't healthcare financed the same way? Why instead do we use a system where we pay an insurance company 20 cents on the dollar for collectively paying for not just our healthcare but the healthcare of others who can't pay their medical bills, which gets passed on to us in the form of higher costs?

Since: Nov 12

United States

#19 Aug 7, 2013
kit wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to be able to pay for that healthcare you get. It isn't free! When an educated couple both working full time with no insurance provided by employers can not afford insurance, something is wrong! Mortgage on a reasonable home, electricity, water and food are things we have to have. Next should be insurance and when it's more expensive than all those other necessities combined, something isn't right! We are now paying for pretty much an "emergency" policy that is useless and in the event of an actual emergency we would still go bankrupt paying medical expenses with that policy. America need healthcare reform, insurance companies and CEO's of these companies are making huge profits. While the little man working has nothing. Hospital workers are being laid off, doctors aren't reimbursed for their time and expertise. Somehow, someway everyone in this country should have access to AFFORDABLE healthcare when needed. I don't know how to make that happen, but I know it's possible. It isn't possible for that to happen and a few select people to profit millions at the same time.
Nothing in life s free! I have not had Ins. for 10 yrs. and had a heart attack 2 yrs. ago. Guess what? I went to the Emergency room got treated. Was sent to Western Baptist, got stents put in and am making payments. And it did not take an ACT OF CONGRESS TO DO IT!
Jason

Murray, KY

#21 Aug 7, 2013
It is only the providers getting the letters. Anthem won't let their customers know becuae they will just go to another company. You will find out when you have to use your insurance. I also have a fried who had to call an ambulance and be admitted to a hospital. Guess what? Neither the ambulance nor the hospital accepted Humana...so he had to pay out of his pocket for out of network benefits which is 50% of the cost. This was local too.
If you think everyone is entitled to insurance by their employer, you are kidding yourself. It is your job to get insurance. In fact, the local school system insurance is too expensive for most employees to buy it, they find better bargains by going to a local insurance agency and paying for an individual policy.
I agree healthcare needs reform but I how all this is coming down is not the way to do it. It will take years to work out all the kinks and in the meanwhile, if you need healthcare...you will suffer.

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