I wrote previously and posted a few funny cartoons. One was a Blue Cross video on YouTube. Some poor guy was sick and Blue Cross called it a pre-existing condition and denied coverage. Here is the video, if you want to see it again. Really funny!
Well, it may be more true than funny. Blue Cross, according to the LA Times, is sending out applications for new members to the doctor who will treat the member. Blue Cross is asking the doctors to report to report pre-existing conditions. According to the letter “Any condition not listed on the application that is discovered to be pre-existing should be reported to Blue Cross immediately.”
Amazingly, Blue Cross wants the doctors to conduct its underwriting. And, it wants them to violate the doctor-patient relationship all in the name of PROFIT. Now, I have nothing wrong with making money, but there is a right way to do it and a wrong way. This, my friends, falls under the wrong way.