Letter: BCBS needs to fulfill its obligations

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I sent this letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield after I saw the Pardee Hospital letter in Mountain Xpress [Oct. 4].

I need you to pass on the following: I live in Asheville and am still waiting to hear if BCBS and Mission Hospital have resolved their differences and have come to an agreement about services they have contracted with me as a paying customer.

Know this: If my health is any way jeopardized because of BCBS’ failure to come to an agreement and does not provide paid-for and contracted services, BCBS can expect a lawsuit.

I will refuse to pay one penny more for services that are already paid for monthly by me to BCBS as in my health care plan contract. I hope I have made myself clear, BCBS needs to fulfill its contract/services/obligations. I will not accept any bills because of financial bickering between BCBS and Mission Hospital — this is unacceptable and unprofessional.


— Tamera Trexler

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4 thoughts on “Letter: BCBS needs to fulfill its obligations

  1. Jason

    this is the end result of For profit healthcare system…..
    our Healthcare was affordable when insurance companies were NO PROFITS…


  2. luther blissett

    Um, doesn’t the paperwork you sign at every medical provider say that you accept responsibility for the cost regardless of insurance? Your insurance premium doesn’t pay for medical services: it pays for the right to be reimbursed for their cost at the rate agreed between insurers and providers. Right now, there’s no agreement between BCBSNC and Mission that would fix those rates at “stupid expensive” instead of “bankruptcy-inducing expensive”.

    This is, of course, all terrible and dumb and shouldn’t be a thing, and isn’t a thing in every other developed nation.

    • Jason

      If one has Medicare or Medicaid the providers have no choice but to treat the patient for the scab amounts that Medicaid or Medicare will pay for …… providers are only able to collect The co-pays; and not a penny more !!!
      Thanks for admitting that socialize medicine is the best option; or at least much better than what we have here in the United States of disease

  3. Jason

    Why does the editorial blame BCBS? Mission holds 50% of the blame. And, NOBODY owes her anything. Freaking America at it’s finest…

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