Category: Health

How Fighting Your Health Insurer is Rigged in Washington State

Six Independent Review Organizations Rule with Insurers in 80 to 89% of Cases

/ July 3, 2019
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Molina Healthcare Fined $600,000 by Washington State

On May 2nd, 2019, Washington State’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner fined Molina Healthcare $600,000 with $200,000 suspended and a compliance plan. Molina acted wrongly in a number of areas including incorrect billing for mammograms and emergency visits and denying...

/ June 20, 2019
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Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz Discusses Her Plans to Burn Brian the Brain Tumor

I’m not sure I knew of Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz until this week, but BoingBoing shared a powerful video Tuesday and mentioned that her meningioma, Brian, decided to keep growing after her 2018 brain surgery last May. Most of...

/ February 1, 2019
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Swedish and Molina Misled Patients on Anesthesiology Coverage

Molina Dodges Rules on Marketplace Coverage Update: Check out related article: State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed. I consulted an insurance agent last month to assist me in selecting a marketplace plan for 2019. Since I’d had my brain surgery, radiation...

/ January 9, 2019
Molina Swedish Misled Customers Anesthesiology

State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed

There’s a wide gap in access and coverage between private and public plans. Swedish and Molina misled customers and patients. For a state that claims to encourage entrepreneurism, Washington state’s health insurance marketplace is toxic to the self-employed. There’s a...

/ January 9, 2019
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Kaiser Permanente’s Unfortunate Dog Fountain

Kaiser Permanente placed a dog fountain in front of their new Care Essentials without a people fountain for the street's homeless. So, I tried to fix it for them.

/ July 9, 2018

Bad Design: The Regence Blue Shield Dashboard

The Regence Blue Shield dashboard for its health insurance members is poorly designed for those with conditions that require a lot of claims and communication.

/ March 24, 2018