***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.