Anthem Blue Cross Freedom Blue Plan 1 (Regional PPO) was discontinued, forcing some 70,000 policy holders to seek other advantage plans, Humana or UnitedHealth, neither of which have very high ratings. Also the BC premium was $0 while the two above start at $40 per month for Humana and $80 per month for UnitedHealth.
My claim of discrimination is the result of the fact that if I lived in L.A. my premium for the same two plans would be $0 just as it was before. This is totally unfair and reflects the fact that we, in Northern California, are being forced to pay for patient services for people 600 miles away, many of whom are illegal aliens. I have written to Medicare and they are unresponsive.
I have written to my Senator and she apparently couldn't care less. I'd write to the president but he's busy right now and if history is any teacher, couldn't do anything about it anyway. Congress gets FREE, top-of-the-line healthcare so it's unlikely it will be an issue with them. I am at a loss.
I mad as *** and getting more so as the frustration mounts.
Perhaps if enough people took up this matter we could convince Medicare of their error. I can only hope.
Monetary Loss: $6300.