Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Coventry Health Care's Attempt to Limit Pre-Trial Publicity

Tuesday's Tirade
The Freedom of Speech

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Veterans Day 2008. On my mind are the many men and women who have sacrificed while serving in the armed services of our country. We owe our very freedoms to these dedicated and courageous souls who were willing to sacrifice much, including their lives, so that others would remain free.

Life teaches me that there are other untraditional fields of injustice where many of us are called to fight. For me, I not only represent the most vulnerable in our society, the mentally ill and the elderly, I represent those who fight to insure their 1st Amendment Right to freedom of speech.

This story was not predicable. In fact, in my wildest imaginings I would never have placed myself at the center of a controversy that may lead to regulatory changes in the health insurance industry. I have begun to believe the many people in authority who have told me, “This is really big.”

Why did former Carelink CEO Patrick Dowd falsely accuse me of fraud in November of 2005? Why is Coventry today trying to silence my blog, my very voice?

In October 2005, I had determined that writing a blog, describing my journey investigating my health plan, would be an excellent tool to reach other like-minded advocates. Likely in response to the knowledge that I was writing a blog, Mr. Dowd falsely accused me of fraud as, I was later told, a justification for terminating me. An action that would silence the truth.

In defiance of Carelink, I began to write my blog on November 11, 2005.

Veterans Day: A time to reflect...
November 11, 2005

Today is Veterans Day and we honor those who offer their lives so that we might enjoy all the freedoms that are uniquely American. We are proud today and the Pledge of Allegiance takes on fuller meaning. Let's reflect again on this powerful pledge of freedoms:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible,with liberty and justice for all.”

Over the centuries our veterans have fought valiantly to insure the rights of Americans. No one has the right to deny us a life without threats, to deny us a life without fear or to deny us a life without intimidation. Additionally, each of us deserves to be treated with dignity and with fairness by all.
It's Veterans Day. Maybe on this day, November 11, 2005, it might just be our turn to unite to further these freedoms. Not abroad in far off lands, but here on our hallowed ground. For together we will be victorious.
May God bless each of us with Liberty and Justice!

Life has a way of repeating itself. In yet another attempt to silence my voice, Carelink recently filed a Motion to limit pre-trial publicity. Once again, it was my blog that disturbed them. My son’s reaction to my attorney's, Paul Tucker’s, response to Carelink earlier this week: “Hilarious. Perhaps the most incisive reply brief I've ever read. …”

You may read Tucker’s entire Response as well as links to other important documents on unitedforjustice.blogspot.com. As you reflect on Carelink’s position, ponder anew one of the freedoms for which we fight.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
~1st Amendment, United States Constitution

And May God bless each of us with Liberty and Justice!

Tuesday’s Tale

Insurance Company Coventry Health Care Resuing to Pay

The Ultimate Rif Off!

Note: This burst of outrage appeared on ripoffreport.com, Report: #288484

We have Health insurance with Coventry Health Care. Recently I believe they may have merged with or been bought out by some one else. In any case we pay $240.00 or more a month & the employer pays the rest which is 1/2 or more than the amount we pay. (Almost 6,000$ a year in insurance premiums paid)

Now that you know the amounts paid to these blood sucker scums every month & year, I'm sure you will realize why we're so pissed. They refused to pay for over $18,000.00 in medical bills that are/were supposed to be covered under their guide lines. The insurance is with my wifes employer & there are over 50% of the work force ( total work force of about 1000+ people) who complain about this to the Insurance company as well the employer to do something about it. NOTHING IS BEING DONE SO FAR!!!

Hum? 1,000 people x $6,000.00= 6,000,000.00 a year 6 Million a year for 1 businesses premiums.

It seems the employer as well Insurance doesn't give a damn about people just how much they can get away with it. So far they didn't pay the last 7 bills (ranged from $24.95 up to $700.00 over 6 month period) until repeated actions of re-submitting claims & fighting with them costing us money as well as the providers & the bastards still refuse to pay for the tests that we are eligible for that will be in excess of 16,000.00 U.S.D. & eligible for.

Coventry keeps denying the precertification for the medical tests that have to be done prior to an important major operation. The operation can't be done with out these tests (MRI, X-rays & other tests).So the operation is on hold now too & the person who needs the operation is in severe pain (my emphasis) daily because they can't get the operation because they refuse to pay.

But then again they don't want to do what they get paid for, that is pay for the provider charges & medical bills as they are under contract to do why the hell would they want to pay for a $50,000.00 operation? It's like they want you to pay them & on time as well every month on time (direct deduction from check on Med. Ins.) & if you need the insurance you paid for, too bad you have to pay the medical bills too on top of the insurance premium. Is it not the reason you pay insurance premiums so that in case something happens you are covered? WHY PAY THEM FOR NOTHING!!!!!

The bastards refuse to pay for the little things as well, like eye glasses & contacts the visits to the doctor the dental all of which is covered under the plan & all gets precertified that has to be by the Doctors & us as well to make sure it's covered but yet they will precertify & then not pay the bill when it is sent into them.


The employer offers no alternative to the employees. It's Coventry only. These employees work between 40 & 60 hrs. every week you would think they would want to take care of them wouldn't you?

You would think an insurance company making 6 million a year from just one of the many companies they cover, with their rate they could afford to pay?

We pay our bills why doesn't COVENTRY HEALTH CARE PAY THEIR BILLS!!!!!!!

JustinNanticoke, Pennsylvania
December 2, 2007

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