Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Stunned

I was simply astounded.

I am a disabled veteran, with a service connected disabilty. I went to the the veterans administration hospital for an eye examination.  I lost an eye in combat in WWII and the other eye was injured.

I got my eye examination. 

The Veterans Adminstration billed My Bluecross Medical Insurance   Huh?  Yep.  The Veterans Administration charged my Bluecross Insurance $63.52 for the examination, of which they paid $12.31.

Twelve dollars is not a lot of money... but how come Bluecross, and ultimately my former employer who pays Bluecross, has to pay because I was injured in WWII?

Does this make sense to you?

 

8 comments:

garnett109 said...

I can believe they would pull stuff like that.
My buddy came back from the Iraq war he still has insurance but they are sending him bills.
he was injured over in iraq and they want him to pay what the insurance won't!
his lawyer told him don't pay.

madcobug said...

Well you take that amount by several hundred Veterans and the money adds up. That was a small amount but I am sure there are larger amounts charged to them. I am surprised Blue Cross paid it. They shouldn't have to. Helen

msecz said...

no it doesn't...... wonder whats going on????  Sandra

bamawmn46 said...

yes, i've had those experiences with government agencies before.  Insurance companies are one of my soapbox issues. They are evil and run our life.  During the time when my son was alive, BCBS actually was in charge of the medicaid payments.  GGGGGGGggggggggrrrrrrrrr..........  Don't get me started.....
Jackie

mtrib2 said...

They should not bill your employer's insurance for your war related injury.    mark

plieck30 said...

No! this does not make sense to me and I didn't even know they would do such a thing. Paula

jckfrstross said...

Sounds just like the government:)

Deb

nyboots said...

totally not right!!!ginger