Should insurance company held legally responsible for teenager's death?

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Should CIGNA be held legally responsible for teenager's death?

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  1. SentinelMind Registered

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  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Wow, this is a tough call to make.
     
  3. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    No... the DOCTOR who made the decision to allow her to die because of potential payment issues killed her. ONLY that Doctor killed her. Cigna ARE evil pricks... but those parents need to sue that Doctor.

    Although I would answer yes to the poll question because it stipulates legally.
     
  4. Alex The Great Registered

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    tough call.....sue the hospital and insurrance company.

    Cigna is evil. not financing a dying teen's surgery JUST because they couldn't pay enough....JAIL the bastards :cmad:
     
  5. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    Man... I've re-read that article twice.

    People need to be publically hung and burned for this.
     
  6. Addendum Registered

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    From the article: Cigna refused to pay on the grounds that her healthcare plan "does not cover experimental, investigational and unproven services".

    What a crock of ****. Organ transplants have proven their merit several times over
     
  7. zanos Registered

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    If that family had sold their house and all their belongings they easily could come up with the down payment and paid for the rest of the surgery.
     
  8. tzarinna Mamochka

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    But could they sell their house in time? :huh:
     
  9. Addendum Registered

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    But why does have a family have to sell everything, when they have goddamned inusurance?!
     
  10. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Our healthcare system is seriously f**ked up. :down

    jag
     
  11. The Senator Registered

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    I think the family would have better luck with a civil suit than pursuing criminal charges. Regardless, I hope they win. This just shows how awful some insurance companies can be.
     
  12. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I thought hospitals were legally required to eat the cost for life saving surgeries if the insurance will not cover it? :huh:
     
  13. zanos Registered

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    I think that's only if you're dying at that very moment.
     
  14. Mr. Credible jukebox hero

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    ^

    i think that's right.

    still, though, it's no secret that insurance companies are pure, unfiltered evil; and i hope that this incident, terrible as it may be, can bring that fact to the general public's attention, so we can do something to change it.
     
  15. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Thats really ashame. :csad:
     
  16. POWdER-man Ancient but wise

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    Wow.....I am glad I don't have to deal with insurance companies....
     
  17. bullets bang bang

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    soon enough they will find a way to get to you.
     
  18. zanos Registered

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    CIGNA sure dodged a bullet on this one. Thank god she's dead!
     
  19. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    Yes.
    Insurance companies love to screw people over, royally.
     
  20. Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

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    Yeah, It is.

    I want to say yes but I think I'll not vote untill I know more about this case.
     
  21. The Geek Vault Come at me bro

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    I'd say yes, it will show the pepole who did this the consequence!
     
  22. VICTORVONDOOMX Never tell me the odds!

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    That's a good point. A record settlement would help prevent further loss of life.

    Those poor parents.
     
  23. kainedamo Registered

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    Hoorah!!

    I'm very happy to see that some Americans can actually acknowledge this.
     
  24. Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    What's really sad is this is a situation that has been brought to light before. I'm sure more than a few of you saw the movie John Q in which the insurance company was willing to let the boy die, rather than pay for the life saving procedure. I was sure, when I watched it, that this could happen, but I am absolutly floor that did happen. One thing that has always bothered me about insurance companies is that you can pay and pay and pay, even going so far as to pay them enough money to cover the procedure you need, and they can still deny you. They have way too much power, and we are letting them get away with it.
     
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    And that was the entire point of Sicko.
     

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