Tuesday, May 25, 2010
in perhaps one of the weirder twists of fate ever, our insurance provider, Humana, decided to reverse Matthew's pre-existing condition decision and will start paying his medical claims. During my daily interweb verification of my financial demise, I noticed that Humana had claimed to have paid about 190K worth of the over 600K of outstanding medical bills. This seemed very strange as they had previously said all bills related to Matthew's leukemia were going to be denied. The dude on the phone said they had further reviewed the case internally and had decided to reverse their decision. Perhaps they got wind of the legal team I had put together which included the likes of Johnny Cochran, Abraham Lincoln, pre-scientologist Tom Cruise in a Few Good Men, and Matlock. In all sincerity, my buddy Josh in Elmhurst did provide a great deal of guidance and time in reviewing the facts around this whole mess. My only conclusion after becoming semi-intimate with Illinois' insurance law is that the entire healthcare/insurance system needs a bomb dropped on it and should be rebuilt from scratch. You would be hard pressed to find anything remotely more f'ed up than this.
Posted by Gene at 10:42 AM