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Vegas man stuck with $407,000 medical bill after ObamaCare breakdown
Fox News ^ | March 18, 2014

Posted on 03/18/2014 9:06:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The busted ObamaCare websites cost a lot of people a lot of time. But for one Nevada man, problems with the state insurance exchange reportedly cost him $407,000.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Larry Basich, a 62-year-old Vegas resident, has been stuck with the massive medical bill despite signing up for an insurance plan via the state exchange last fall. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; breakdown; nevada; zerocare

1 posted on 03/18/2014 9:06:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Just the way Emperor Hussein wants it.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Olog-hai

This guy should contact his Senator, Dingy, to get these obvious lies straightened out.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 9:25:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

i would just send the bill to barrycades. seriously.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 9:31:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Olog-hai

Send the bill to his senator, Harry, who thinks all such tales are nothing but lies and thus should have no trouble dismissing it forthwith.....


5 posted on 03/18/2014 9:32:48 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Olog-hai

Well, the guy was an idiot then. I just picked up two policies from UnitedHealthCare - a Part D plan (on Medicare) and a Medigap plan. I called UnitedHealthCare because they are the insuring company - and not the website I signed up on (which was the Medicare site).

I got confirmation directly from the insurance company, had it mailed to me in writing and they sent me cards on it.

This guy is just too dumb to live!


6 posted on 03/18/2014 10:11:26 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep, it sure is affordable, ain’t it?


7 posted on 03/18/2014 11:17:47 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

He needs to notify the TV stations that he’s taking the bill to Harry’s Las Vegas office.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 11:19:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Olog-hai

I thought Biden assured us that these sorts of things never happened.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 11:43:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Star Traveler

Let’s see. The guy bought and paid for his insurance. Nevada Health Link assured him he was enrolled. The insurance company took his money. Wow! They have a contract!

Then the guy had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery the first month his coverage was in effect.

Aside from his IQ and educational level not being as superior as yours obviously is, he was a very sick man. A very sick man who had a contract with an insurer. A very sick man who did not cause the problem or breach his contract.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 4:33:30 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: cookiedough

If he’s not capable of handling his affairs, he should have someone doing it for him! And I’ve had to do that for several other people.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I still don’t see how he is at fault here. Maybe there was no one to handle his affairs. Maybe he thought there was nothing to handle since he paid for the insurance and the Nevada Health Link told him he was covered. Remember, he had a contract. He paid for coverage. He was told he had coverage. He’s the one who has a problem, and he isn’t the one who dropped the ball.

I don’t think it is unreasonable for an ordinary person to rely on a contract s/he did not breach.

Here is an article about Nevada’s health exchange glitch re receiving insurance cards: http://www.rgj.com/article/20140124/NEWS/301240017/Nevada-health-exchange-glitch-delays-insurance-cards?nclick_check=1


12 posted on 03/19/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: cookiedough

Well, let me clue you into something that I’ve told everyone else that I know ... for over half a century now. You never depend on another entity, business, doctor, person or government to make sure your affairs are being handled right. No matter who it is ... you check and double-check (and depending on how important it is) ... and you verify for yourself that all aspects are as they should be.

No one else will look out for your own interests.

That’s why this guy needs someone more responsible to handle his important affairs for him. He obviously doesn’t know how to do it himself.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 7:05:54 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Olog-hai

His Senator Dingy Harry said he was a liar for telling this lie. /s


14 posted on 03/19/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s a liar! Not one of these stories is true! It is all being ginned up by the oil barron Coke brothers!

-Harry Reid


15 posted on 03/19/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
He needs to notify the TV stations that he’s taking the bill to Harry’s Las Vegas office...good move - Harry needs to be embarrassed to the max - if it's possible to embarrass him at all.....
16 posted on 03/19/2014 5:21:26 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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