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Cigna Law Suit

Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:56 am

Hello, Happy Holidays!

Has anyone heard about this story?

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/217418

I have heard both sides of the story and the best conclusion I can reach is that one get's the level of care they can afford in the U.S. Health care should not have a business plan and profit margins...
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:15 am

I saw this yesterday..This is the same company my employer uses for medical benefits.
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:39 am

Not terribly unusual. We (Pima County) went to CIGNA this last year for medical coverage. The package the county has works well for me as both my PCP and specialist accept CIGNA. when we were on Pacificare, only my PCP accepted that plan so the specialist was out of pocket.
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:16 pm

My employer has it's own healthcare subsidiary. I guess that is pretty rare, but I cannot complain about the coverage in any way. Well, except maybe for dental. It is better than nothing, which is what many folks out there have.
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:45 pm

I am glad to see they are suing. Cigna should be the first role model of poor health care decisions. Related to the story, I am beyond pissed at the medical staff. Why did they not do the surgery anyways, and fight out the insurance issue later? I would have pulled a Denzel Washington on the medical staff in that case. What a sad story, but a reality of what our health system is all about,,,, $$$$$$. Since when has saving a life become a pay first issue? I think they should sue the medical staff too. Unacceptable.
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:05 am

This was all over the local radio here in L.A. The saddest line was from the girl's father, who said that this year "there is no Christmas" for his family (they are religious Armenians). Just gut wrenching. I hope they take a huge bite out of these animals.

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
Since when has saving a life become a pay first issue?

Since we decided that top notch health care is only for the rich or those with altruistic bosses.
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RE: Cigna Law Suit

Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:35 am



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
I am glad to see they are suing.

what do you want Cigna to do, by there books this was an "saying the procedure was experimental." also the report says "upcoming lawsuit raised the question in medical circles of whether a liver transplant is a viable option for a leukemia patient because of the immune-system-suppressing medication such patients must take.
Such medication, while preserving the transplanted liver, could make the cancer worse. "

I think Cigna did the right thing. they went by the book and if the family was unhappy they should have just done the surgery and dealt with this later.... the family is 100% to blame

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