Empire may not cover Stony Brook, 3 o...

Empire may not cover Stony Brook, 3 other hospitals

There are 66 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 10, 2009, titled Empire may not cover Stony Brook, 3 other hospitals. In it, Newsday reports that:

Empire BlueCross and BlueShield, the state's largest health insurer, has sent letters saying as of Aug.

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Laurel, MD

#63 Jul 17, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
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So Doctor Stumblebum who used to get sued out of business you find OK for that next heart or brain surgery. Yep, the lawyers aren't gonna get you. But your doctor has nothing to fear from those few drinks he had before opening you up. I'm sure he really appreciates that.
There are other ways to deal with incompetent doctors and other health care workers, besides enriching lawyers and bankrupting the whole medical profession with outrageous malpractice insurance premiums (which in the end are passed on to all of us anyway, as all taxes and fees are).
wise man

Medford, NY

#64 Jul 17, 2009
Now if a doctor screws up forget the malpractice insurance, maybe we should lock him up for doing surgery under the influenc eo drinking why not, they lock up drivers who are drunk, so it now time to lock up those doctors who are to winds to the south to do surgery, & we still can keep the malpractice premiums down,& lock up those incompetnent doctors who like to drink before coming to work

Ronkonkoma, NY

#65 Jul 18, 2009
Pookie wrote:
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The copay is up to the company you're working for. They set the tier of insurance you are getting & the copay you are responsible for. The higher the copay, the less your company pays for your insurance.
Your absolutely right and since I work for a very small company total of 5 employees including the boss he had to cut corners somewhere so he could afford to make payroll each week.

Ronkonkoma, NY

#66 Jul 18, 2009
N0-Bama wrote:
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Stop crying and WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!!!
Who's crying you jackass. I was stating the facts. Jerk.

New York, NY

#67 Jul 20, 2009
and this is why we need single payer heath care.
Greedy meet Greedier

Yonkers, NY

#68 Jul 20, 2009
I recieved a letter from stony brook today. Stony brook said "don't worry about any letters from bc/bs. everything will be settled before the end of the month. we don't know why bc/bs sent that info out."
I took my son to sb er 6/09, he hurt his ankle. sb er gave him a little black plastic soft cast. first they asked me if i wanted the cast, but there is no real need for it. well sherlock if that is the case then don't give it. got the bill last week:))))lol
Stony Brooks charge for the little black PLASTIC cast was- get ready drum roll-$400.00.
Is it greedy hospital making insurance companies greedier or is it greedy insurance company making the hospital greedier? One is not better than the other. It's a big greedy rat race. That is this countries down fall! GREED! GREED! GREED!

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