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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000579.txt from 2004/08

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Costco caskets
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 20:59:56 -0400

At 11:33 AM 8/19/2004 -0400, Nancy Buckman wrote:
>My old prescription plan was bought out by my new plan. My husband is on
>my plan. He has never asked for prescriptions to be filled by the new
>plan. He received a letter 2 days ago telling him that he needs to
>purchase such-and-such medication because he had it filled four weeks ago
>on his old plan. Without giving anyone his permission, his records were
>sold to the new plan and now they are sending him advertising for
>medication that he doesn't need. This is exactly why I don't want
>insurance companies to have access to a national data base. Medical
>information should not be allowed to be bought and sold.

When the new company took over they also acquired the rights to those
records, which they need to do their job. I have no problem with that. In
fact, what they did could be seen as a sign that they are very
conscientious! But, should a national database ever be developed, there is
no way the insurers should be allowed anywhere near it.

Bill Hausmann

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