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Valerie Guilbeault Hipp I’ve been through this same scenario a few times myself. BCBSNC seems to make it worse if there is a question. Valerie Guilbeault Hipp I am a small business owner and when Obamacare was introduced our monthly health insurance premium jumped to $1700 per month for a policy with a $5400 deductible for a family of 3 healthy, nonsmokers. Needless to say as a result of this we joined the ranks of the uninsured.
You can get the costs of procedure ahead of time, but it takes a lot of persistence. Our local hospital and the medical practices they own are the worst and the require full payment at the time of service from those of us who are uninsured.
Prior to having a high deductible plan and then being uninsured, it never occurred to me to shop around for some procedures. An MRI at my local hospital cost 4 times as much as it does 20 miles away at the independently owned facility. I am a state employee, and I am appalled by the “Millionaire Mike” hit job that the State Treasurer and SEANC put out on the CEO of Vidant. It is an awful, personal attack and an embarrassment. Perhaps Vidant should sign the contract, but the hospital BOD and many others will make that decision, not just Mike Waldrum. I appreciate his trying to save us money as a whole but not sure this is the best way to go about it. You can not in the end cause the employees and retirees to pay so much more or have less options, then you have not done your best for the people you are here to serve. This is scary for all State Employees and teachers. Going to out of network doctors is expensive. I live in Wake County and none of our hospitals have signed up for the new plan! I see what he is doing here…wanting us teachers to “shop around” and drive well out of the way to go to a doctor, all while having to take MORE time off which equals even LESS in our already small paycheck…