Minnesota and New York file Trump administration lawsuit over health care funding cuts

Minnesota Health Insurance Trump Administration Lawsuit

The states have sued the administration for having slashed federal funding for their low-income populations. The state of Minnesota has filed a new Trump administration lawsuit, challenging the decision to cut federal funding for the state’s public health care program. The program is designed to assist those who are employed but who remain below the poverty line. Attorney General Lori Swanson first announced the legal action at the end of last week. The purpose of Minnesota’s Trump administration lawsuit is to stop the federal government for being able to put…

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Health insurance proposals lead to NYC lawsuit

New York Health Insurance

The Labor Committee has sued New York City in an effort to try to stop it from changing its medical benefits. The Municipal Labor Committee, a group that represents city workers, has sued New York City in an attempt to stop it from being able to move forward with a request for proposals to change the health insurance benefits that the employees will be receiving. NYC will soon be seeking a new insurer for its massive benefits plan that will require premiums to be paid by workers. In April, Deputy…

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Insurance fraud lawsuit filed by Allstate against providers

Disability Insurance Fraud

The massive insurer has sued five medical professional companies and six physicians in the U.S. Allstate has just filed an insurance fraud lawsuit worth $3.8 million in order to recover the funds from five medical professional corporations and six physicians. This is the third lawsuit of this nature that the insurer has filed within this year alone. Overall, there have been 47 insurance fraud lawsuits filed by Allstate in the state of New York since 2003. In total, the insurer has sought over $235 million in damages throughout those years.…

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Insurance news on the celebrity front includes major lawsuit from Alexia Echevarria

Insurance industry news Lawsuit

The celebrity from Real Housewives has sued her broker for $2 million in medical bills. Alexia Echevarria, a star of Real Housewives of Miami is making insurance news by suing her broker for $2 million, stating that she had been “inundated with medical bills” following a car crash in which her son, Frankie, was severely injured. The celebrity has filed her lawsuit within a Florida court against the company through which the policy was sold. Garcia Lorenzo & Associates has had the lawsuit filed against it, making this insurance news…

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Massive health insurance lawsuit filed against Aetna

Insurance industry news Lawsuit

Thousands of doctors in California claim the insurer is interfering with patient care. A health insurance lawsuit filed by doctors in the California Medical Association (CMA), Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), and a healthcare organizations and provider coalition is claiming that Aetna is routinely and illegally denying its policyholders access to doctors when their policies state that they are permitted to select their own providers. The suit was filed against the insurer with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. It alleges that Aetna’s practice is threatening patients who have…

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New York regulators pressure Citigroup to comply with subpoena

New York insurance regulators are pressuring Citigroup to comply with a subpoena regarding investigations into force-placed insurance. Force-placed insurance has long been a source of controversy. These policies require homeowners to purchase coverage that is much more expensive than conventional policies. This is often done for the sake of lenders who hold sway with insurance companies and the tactic is used to secure returns on these investments. The New York Department of Financial Services has been investigating a number of insurance companies and financial institutions that may have been conducting…

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Anthem Blue Cross faces lawsuit over size of deductibles for health insurance

Consumer Watchdog has filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross, claiming that the insurer is using “bait and switch” tactics to increase the out-of-pocket expenses and deductibles which must be paid by some of their consumers. This is the second time in a period of eight months that the largest for-profit insurance company in California has faced a lawsuit over claims that its contracts with customers had been breached by mid-year deductible increases. In this most recent case, Consumer Watchdog alleges that over 100,000 policyholders have experienced a misrepresentation of…

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ACLU files lawsuit over law banning insurance coverage for abortions

According to the ACLU, a Kansas law that bans health insurers from being able to provide coverage for an abortion is unconstitutional. In Federal Court, the ACLU stated that this law prohibits women from receiving coverage even if the fetus has miscarried and “has no chance of survival.” They added that the only reason that the law is in place is to make it harder for women to be able to have and afford abortion care. House Bill 2075 was signed into law on May 25, 2011 by Republican Governor…

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