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Is it legal for a University that does transplants to ask you to cancel my managed care insurance and use medical/medicare because it's easier than to deal with managed care? I would lose alot of benefits. I was dropped from their list due to not cancelling insurance.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
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Consumer Protection Lawyer: DamienJD, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Are you an employee of the University? What is the list?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No I am a patient. The list is the patients cleared by the University to be placed on the UNOs list for transplantation.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: DamienJD, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Thank you for the additional information. So my understanding is that you were on a list for a transplant and the University took you off the list because it did not like your insurance plan. Is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
They are stating that it is easier for them to get payment if I only use Medicare or mediCal and I need to drop my managed care provider because they are too slow on providing authorizations. If I cancel my managed care I lose caregiver services that would be necessary for 3 months after surgery. Part of the problem is that they make you relocate to their city for 3-5 months after surgery which I could not afford if I canceled managed care.
Consumer Protection Lawyer: DamienJD, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Have you spoken to your managed care provider about it? Possibly, there is a way to get supplemental coverage using Medicare or MediCal.

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