MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR GREG BALL LEADS CHARGE TO STOP HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM ABUSING NEW YORKERS

 

    ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

    ***January 27th at 12 p.m***

    Brewster, N.Y. – (1/25/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss legislation that would stop allowing insurance companies to use and abuse the citizens of New York.

    Senator Ball’s bill (S5068/A5068) requires health insurance companies to:

    • Fully disclose their methodology for reimbursing health care treatment by physicians not participating in the plan’s network
    • Prohibit approval of a health maintenance plan that does not include coverage of out-of-plan medical services
    • Disapprove issuance of a health insurance policy offering coverage for out of network care that will not provide significant coverage of the usual costs of receiving care out of the plan’s network
    • Require health insurance companies to disclose to their enrollees, upon request, the anticipated out-of-pocket costs for specific out-of-network health care services

    “You have multi-billion dollar insurance companies that are seeing record profits, you have a healthcare system that is broken, you have doctors that are being forced out of this state in droves and it’s actually reaching a critical level,” Senator Ball said. “Meanwhile, you have blue-collar families that are being held over the barrel by insurance companies that are raking in billion-dollar profits.”

    Senator Ball will be joined by Maureen Kenney of Bedford Hills who is facing a $99,000 medical bill after her husband received life-saving surgery and the insurance company refused to pay. Members of Senator Ball’s Physicians Advisory Council will also be in attendance.

     

    Who:               Senator Greg Ball, Maureen Kenney, Members of Senator Ball’s Physicians Advisory Council

    What:              Press conference on legislation that stops insurance companies from abusing New Yorkers.

    When:              January 27th at 12 p.m.

    Where:             400 East Main Street  Mount Kisco, NY 10549

     

    For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.

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