Friday, July 8, 2011

Can You Believe This?


I received a call from Kaiser today. The woman on the phone wanted to help me pick a physician for my daughter. I said, "Wait a minute. I'm still in review. Are you telling me that they've decided on how much to charge me?" She said I needed to call Member Services for that, so I did.

$1,186.54

That is the amount they expect me to pay EACH MONTH to insure my daughter.

8 comments:

Cristy said...

Ridiculous!! Keep fighting, they want you to go away.

So sorry you have to deal with this.

Eliza2006 said...

Not that this is any consolation, but my "great" school district insurance costs me $600 per month for my portion. Ridiculous! Can you hire a lawyer?

K said...

Yes, I'm going to hire a lawyer. This has gone beyond what I can handle.

I've never heard of school district insurance. What is that?

Danielle and Ryan said...

Did you try Atnea. They are great. The have many plans. My daughter also SN was insure the minute we landed and she became a citizin. no problems ever. Also your daughter will qualify for medicade. All SN children qualify. Call your local SS office and check with your local Children hospital for the application. Anything your insurce doesn't cover co pays etc medicade will cover.
Email if you have any questions
DAniellecinque@hotmail.com

Karen said...

I would do what Danielle and Ryan says to do. I dont care if you remember signing something saying that you would not rely on government funds for the first XXX months (I dont recall doing that, but even if you did...) Your daughter's needs come before that. Also there's a childrens health care through the government, for working parents, who are actually middle class, without funds to insure their children...I forgot the name of that and whether or not it is only a California insurance or not..but I would check into that as well.

Anonymous said...

Our daughter qualifies for a state program for her special need. It isn't medicare or medicade but Children w/Special Health Needs run by our state's department of health. I don't know if there is something like that in your state.

There is also Shriner's for any major surgical needs...free to all children. Many folks with our DD's SN use them for surgeries and clinics.

Eliza2006 said...

I work for a school district...everyone always thinks that working for the state has the benefit of fabulous insurance...I have to pay an arm and a leg for mediocre insurance through my work!

China Dreams said...

Sorry, I've been without Internet, but my advice is that you should contact your elected representative. Taking care of issues like this is part of their job.

Ruby