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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About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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