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METHODIST HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
December 13, 2010

My lifetime maximums have dwindled down to less than $100,000, and I have not finished chemotherapy. I would not be able to cure my disease and my four children would be motherless. I could have an additional $76,522.32 towards the balance of my treatment, if Methodist Hospital of Southern California, would send back the overpayment to Anthem Blue Cross. Since Blue Shield is contracted with this hospital, I had a balance of $3,428.02. Anthem Blue Cross paid $79,950.34. This leaves an overpayment of $76,522.32. For the dates of service 5/28/09-6/03/08 the total amount billed was $82,558.58. Methodist Hospital of Southern California was paid $79,950.34 by Anthem Blue Cross, and $16,221.98 by Blue Shield of California, which totals $ 96,172.32. They paid $13,613.74 over the billed amount. The thought of a mother with cancer dying, because she cannot afford to pay the balance of her medical treatment, due to the decrease of $76,522.32, by a hospital that was paid in full, is incorrigible. There are some things that are simply immoral, and a calculated gorge of a patient’s medical insurance policy, in order to pad the pockets of the board of director’s of Methodist Hospital. Methodist Hospital should have provided service, and should only get paid for those services. They should not get to benefit, gain an income, or profit from the insurances that I pay for out of my own pocket, is terrible, especially from a "non-profit."

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The surgery went great, but to have your insurance depleted by $76,522.32, over the total cost of the surgery is terrible. I have spoken to everyone at the hospital, complained.

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Make sure that I am only paid for the services my hospital renders, I would send back over payments to the correct insurance company, so that no one would have to have their medical insurance policy gorged by this non-profit.

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