Monday, April 04, 2016

Monday O'Care news

■ California dreamin' - of health insurance:

"A number of people who have signed up for Covered California coverage have been dumped from their plans unexpectedly, without explanation — even though their premium payments were up to date."


Turns out, and you may want to sit down for this one, neither Golden State bureauweenies nor the Rocket Surgeons at Blue Cross have any clue as to why this is happening. To make matters worse, said bureauweenies have no idea how many folks have been affected by this, or even if it extends to other carriers.

Warm fuzzies, no?

■ Pioneer insurance nightmare (courtesy FoIB Jeff M):

"Pioneer Health Services, the parent company of Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes County, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy."

Pioneer serves the Magnolia State's rural market, and includes a handful of hospitals. At present, they've kept the doors to those facilities open.

For now.

■ Something new for followers/fans of the Health Wonk Review: Joe, Julie and the crew have set up a half-hour vidcast highlighting posts that really piqued their interest. The pilot version is available here (should be playable through your browser, but there's also a smartphone/tablet app available), covering the most recent edition.
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