Anthem Blue Cross and Health Net

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29 Jan, 2018 03:20 AM

The health insurance situation in California is turning rapidly into a critical issue. The primary providers Anthem Blue Cross and Health Net have in essence a monopoly on health insurance in California. They continue to raise their rates beyond anything that would be acceptable in the common market. And this is because there is no law or agency that has been able to stop them.
There is California Covered (Obama Care) as an option in California but if you are eligible for Medicare you can not use it. So Senior Citizens have no option but to endure the rate increase if they want to add supplemental insurance to their medicare benefits. And supplemental insurance is really not a supplemental choice...it’s a necessity.
So my question to you is would you have any idea what a person needs to do to start placing pressure on Sacramento to do something about this?
It has now reached a point that retired Senior Citizens that do not have fresh income coming in can no longer afford these rate increases. They have finally reached that proverbial point of “no return”. However these rate increases will not stop unless the State puts some kind of regulations in place. The providers greed is insatiable.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 30 Jan, 2018 10:02 PM

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    Thanks for raising this important question here.

    This is not the best place for dialogue about this issue, however. If you write and post a story on the main site, you may well generate a lot of interest and productive discussion. Many site readers are indeed California residents and would likely have some useful insights to contribute.

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  2. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2018 10:02 PM.

  3. cupido re-opened this discussion on 30 Jan, 2018 11:20 PM

  4. 2 Posted by cupido on 30 Jan, 2018 11:20 PM

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    Thank you...
    I will do that.
    Any keep up the tremendous work you do. It's ain't no joke that these are
    dangerous and critical times we are living through here in The US.
    I beleive there needs to be another movement as strong and as forceful as
    that that occurred during the 60's for this to be purged. BUT IT AIN"T
    HAPPENING YET

    Cheers,

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 30 Jan, 2018 11:26 PM

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    You are welcome.

    Oh yes, "dangerous and critical times" seems like an understatement, doesn't it?

    The movement is building; let's all do our best to make sure it coalesces quickly. We don't have much time.

  6. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2018 11:26 PM.

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