Health Insurance: Will You Get What You Think You Paid For?
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A health insurance policy cancelled just when you need it most is a nightmare come true. Blue Cross and Blue Shield will pay 13 million dollars to settle claims investigated by the Governor’s Department of Managed Health Care. But consumer groups claim that’s not enough for leaving policy-holders stuck with tens of thousands in medical bills. Tonight, how widespread is the practice? What’s being done to prevent it from continuing?
- Lisa Girion: Staff writer, Los Angeles Times
- Daniel Zingale: Chief of Staff to First Lady Maria Shriver, senior advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and founding director of the Department of Managed Health Care
- Chris Ohman: President of the California Association of Health Plans
- Jerry Flanagan: Healthcare Policy Director at Consumerwatchdog.org
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