Insurance Company Fraud is Destroying America
I would venture to guess there is no family who has not been
touched (ripped off) by their insurance carrier. You don't have to go far to
find documented cases on-line. Take for example, the eleven year-old whose HMO
delayed giving her important medical tests for her frequent headaches, letting
a tumor grow unchecked for four years. According to the youngsters parents, the
HMO had an incentive program in place to pay bonuses to physicians who avoided
"excessive" care. The list of other cases of abuse by HMO's goes on-and-on.
- Your policy denies claims, delays payment, or only pays part of
the charge. This is an all-too-frequent experience: "Eventually they covered a
part of the bill, but it has taken a year to collect it. Meanwhile, we paid the
whole thing out-of-pocket" is an often-heard refrain.
- Does your policy exclude entire organ systems from coverage,
like reproductive, respiratory, or digestive. As one person on the Working From
Home Forum said, "When I got my policy, it had riders attached which exempted
any part of my body a doctor had ever looked at with more than a passing
glance. Another rider exempted any problem of any kind having to do with a
kidney or anything attached to it! But I had naturally passed a kidney stone
about five years ago. I had no surgery or complications, but spent two days in
- Have you or members of your group insurance made many claims?
If so, rates are apt to be increased dramatically. After paying into an
employer provided policy with Central Reserve Life for 5 years, I had a
situation where I needed medical attention that only cost CRL $1,925 after my
deductible and co-payments. They paid the initial claim but responded by
increasing my deductible by 400%. In a policy that netted CRL probably $12,000,
their response was to punish me when I used the policy for what it was designed
for. Terms like "rip-off, conspiracy, and fraud, come to mind to describe this
- Don't overlook the details! Willis Caroon provided the policy
for Jennifer and her husband. When she delivered her first child, the proud
parents excitedly took the baby home and contacted Willis Caroon with their
claim. But, because they did not file the claim within 48 hours, the claim was
denied and this new family was forced to pay the entire $5,000 medical bill.
Technically, Willis Caroon could legally deny this claim because buried in the
details of their coverage was the requirement to file a claim within 48 hours.
It may be legal, but it's not right!
We will surely eventually reach the point where the Insurance industry
simply collapses leaving millions of Americans without coverage or their
life savings. It has been a profitable confidence game for many years:
create a crisis or scare ... convince people to pay for protection ...
hike the prices of that protection ... and abandon the policyholder when
the money runs dry. Perhaps, it has already begun.
Prudential Veterans-Insurance Suit Adds Fraud Claims -
Following the inability of General American Life Insurance
Co. to repay as much as $6.8 billion in customer deposits, on Aug. 10,
1999 St. Louis-based General American was put under state regulators'
supervision. Eventually Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. agreed to buy
General American Life Insurance Co. for $1.2 billion in cash, resolving
the Missouri insurer's inability to repay it's deposits. New York-based
Met Life plans a ``stabilization program'' to deal with the deposits,
known as funding agreements. What do you suppose that means? Rate hikes
for everyone perhaps?
On Sept. 16, 2008, Americas largest insurance company, American International
Group (AIG), suffered a liquidity crisis following the downgrade of its
credit rating. The Federal Reserve
loaned $85 billion to AIG at AIG's request, to prevent the company's collapse
in exchange for warrants for a 79.9% equity stake and the right to suspend
dividends to previously issued common and preferred stock. Jim Rogers,
CEO of Rogers Holdings said, "they have more than doubled the American
national debt in one weekend for a bunch of crooks and incompetents. I'm
not quite sure why I or anybody else should be paying for this."
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