I researched diligently to make sure that Stanford would be covered by the Anthem BC PPO plan I chose through the ACA. Bait and Switch. Then I was told by Anthem that the doctors were wrong, they were in network. The doctors of CA and Anthem had a staring match. The doctors won, patients lost.
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Had to call 911 for my wife, but Anthem won’t cover the “out-of-network” ambulance, just how do I select an ambulance service when calling 911?
After paying $160.00 per month for two years (only to have any physician visits applied to the $4,000.00 yearly deductible) I just received a letter from Anthem that my plan will be dropped – but “don’t worry” they have options for me – the new rate is $343.78 per month with the same deductible.
I signed up w/ Anthem Blue Cross thru Covered CA at the end of Jan 2014. They said my provider – Palo Alto Med. Fnd. – was in-network. I’ve just found an article from Dec 16, 2013, in the Santa Cruz Sentinel that says PAMF has chosen not to participate in Covered CA’s Anthem plans.
Sad validation! I have been dealing with this EPO issue, pregnant, since the beginning of the year. First finding my OB didn’t take the plan a month after being assured on both ends they did, now in trying to find a pediatrician. Anthem site lists hundreds of “in-network providers” and none take it!
I just read the story regarding the lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross. I want in on this lawsuit. I’ve been saying they pulled a Bait & Switch for months. I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone with these concerns.
I am so relieved that you are taking on this horrible Anthem Blue Cross “Pathway” problem in CA! I have been disgusted and frightened as one after another of our doctors suddenly doesn’t take our insurance. My dealings with Anthem have been a total nightmare. Broken website, delays, misinformation
Wondering why Aetna continues to increase the costs of prescriptions my wife has been on for over 7 years. I feel the disability “Donut Hole” will be purposely reached sooner because they have raised the cost of the prescription co-pays over 100% in the past two years. ???
Anthem Blue Cross. Similar but different fraudulent tactic as their out-of-network policies. Inflated, misrepresented billing summary. Received first notice of new policy at $1200.00 . Separate next letter is a billing Summary at $2323.00 per month. They insist on $2323.00.
My health insurance sucks!!!!