Therefore, his focus is on the health care costs that make health insurance so expensive that many individuals can’t afford it for themselves, employers can’t afford to provide it to their employees, and government can’t afford a wider safety net for the poor and long-term solvency for senior benefits. We found out that another insurance company, Aetna, just bought Coventry Health Care and is one of many providers that cover cochlear implant surgery. Health insurance companies are susceptible to public pressure and we believe that with enough signatures, Coventry will change its policy – not just for our family but for others too. Turkish Airlines contributes to the health tourism by offering a 50% transportation rebate for foreign travelers coming to Turkey for their treatment. There is evidence that Patrick Dowd attempted to wrongfully terminate my health insurance coverage on November 1, 2005.
Today I invite Coventry attorneys Robin Aronberg and Grant Shuman, whose law firm Spillman, Thomas and Battle, PLLC, represents Defendants Carelink Health Plans Inc and former Carelink CEO Patrick Dowd in a civil lawsuit soon to be heard in the First District Court of WV, to listen carefully to what I have to say. Both Dr. Shelley MeQuone, of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh and Dr. Bernard Costello of the University of Pittsburgh, my surgeons, advised me that I had a very serious health problem that could result in a heart attack or stroke.
It took several months before I understood that Carelink was playing games with my health. I had no intention of contacting Robyn Aronberg, at Coventry Legal in Bethesda MD in late summer 2005. A customer service representative told me that I must first speak with Coventry Legal to process my request for a copy of my records. You or a loved one may also be at risk when dealing with for-profit health insurance companies.
There was no way that once I was given permission to speak with Coventry Legal I would let go of this unbelievable opportunity to gain deeper access to the reality of the game. If you live in West Virginia, a state with one of the highest rates of obesity, a cause of severe sleep apnea, you would be out of luck if your health insurance carrier were Carelink. Tuesday’s Tirades and Tales is my blog about the corruption in our health care system in West Virginia.
They know my story and they know the significance of the systemic evil in health care in West Virginia. Yes, I may be naÃ¯ve as you are a powerful politician, but I cannot believe that you personally knew of the horror stories of people who did not receive their rightful benefits from Carelink and their parent company, Coventry Health Care, Inc. Today’s blog continues a series of blogs where I introduce the people who closely walk with me as I continue to fight against the Fortune 500 Heath Insurance giant Coventry Health Care Inc of Bethesda MD.