United Health Care Informative - United Health Care has become the Bank of America of the health care industry.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- United Health Care has become the Bank of America of the health care industry. Their greed knows no bounds. They find it much easier to rape their clients than fight the medical establishment for their exorbitant charges. I realize that UHC has many plans they provide but this is what they are doing to me.
These are the changes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2010:
1. Monthly premium raised from $908 to $1098. That's $13,176 a year! This is for a $300 individual / $500 family deductible and 20% co-pay.
2. Emergency room visit co-pay raised from $100 to $500.
3. Hospital admission co-pay raised from $100 to $500.
4. Prescription drugs co-pay raised from $10.00 to $12.50. That's AFTER you now pay a $100 annual deductible at regular prices.
In 2009 I had $2,147.50 in medical expenses (excluding prescriptions). Of this $1,286.74 was contractual write-off. UHC paid out $354.97. I had to pay $505.79. UHC sure made a handsome profit from me.
I am changing my deductible from $300/$500 to $1500/$3000. Even that will cost me $538.00 per month. That's $6,456.00 per year!