Tag Archives: consumer protection

Follow the Money: Part I

An op-ed in Friday’s New York Times (7/5/13), hit the nail on the head about health care costs.  It’s entitled “Diagnosis: Insufficient Outrage.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/opinion/diagnosis-insufficient-outrage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&wpisrc=nl_wonk_b&_r=0 I would argue, however, that considerable outrage exists about health care costs. There are just precious … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Judge Allows Class Action Suit Against Swedish Hospital ER Overcharges

In the interest of our continuing reporting on price transparency and accountability, here is an interesting breaking story. correction:  the original story posted the Judge’s decision as July 31, 2013.  The correct date is:  July 2, 2013, which has now … Continue reading

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Special Report: When Consumer Protection Isn’t There III: WE WON and Comment Period on Essential Health Benefits Ends April 22.

 We won!!   Thanks to an intrepid staff attorney at the  Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC).  Esther and I had given up all hope that she would be reinstated with her long term care insurance company  when  Alan … Continue reading

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When Consumer Protection Isn’t There: Part II: Epidemic of Lapsed Policies?

This is a follow-up to an earlier blog and recounts the findings against another long-term care insurance company that had a comparable complaint.  The Company was fined and given a cease and desist order.  Read the whole story below.  And … Continue reading

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When Consumer Protection Isn’t There

Since June 2012 I have been trying to help this lovely woman with what I thought would be an inadvertent oversight/error with a long-term care insurance company. Instead she is out $40,000, and has few if any alternatives or any … Continue reading

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