Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Some neighbor"

I noted your watchdog piece on LGH gouging the Amish. I had a similar experience feeling LGH’s benevolence.

A dispute with our insurer left some unpaid anesthesia bills (The anesthesiologist’s bill was $1,600, and LGH's bill for anesthesia 'services' was $1,400) following a dependents recent hospitalization.

I negotiated a $500 settlement with the anesthesiologist, but LGH refused to negotiate (despite the fact that they would have received considerably less had insurance responded), saying that it was against their policy.

I was left with paying off the entire LGH bill over time – during which time they turned over the matter to their collection agency.

Some neighbor, huh?