Vietnam Vet doesn't get transplant for cancer treatment of 2 cents

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wolftracks, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    They just had a segment about a Vietnam Vet (like my honey) who was in the hospital for a stem cell??? transplant for his cancer, but when his wife made their insurance payment it was short by 2 cents, so they canceled him. There was already a donor.

    When they anchor asked if if an apology was going to be made the guy he was talking to on the phone said they were within the law and "No"
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Creeps.. [​IMG]
     
  3. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DW read that to me. If you are short, you are short. A mortgage company would have charged a late fee A bank would have charged an overdraft fee. An insurance company would have normally charged a late fee and continued coverage. They saw a way out of paying for a very expensive procedure and jumped on it. People are just numbers to health insurance companies. They don't have to offer great customer service. So a lot of them don't It's not like auto insurance where you can dump them and go to a different company.

    It's a pathetic story.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh for the love of Mike!!!!!! Jeez!
     
  5. Katy

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    They said on our evening news that it had been resolved and his insurance reinstated.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh good! A good steak dinner and big apology would be in order for this poor guy!
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    One of these days Vets are gonna get fed up.....

    Just sayin.

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  8. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it was time to have a serious flashback.
     
  9. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See, the media does good sometimes. Bet that killed the execs to have to squeeze that out.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Somehow that does not come as a surprise.
     

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