AP (via ABC News) talks about the "Health Care Law's Unfinished Business: Cost Curbs."
In Tennessee, a couple of companies that we're well-acquainted with are trying to convince a judge that they should be allowed to continue selling health insurance. The problem: TN regulators say the companies have more than $7 million in unpaid health claims -- but only about $2 million in the bank.
And finally, there's this unusual case: A New York Life customer (and former agent, and former manager) was unhappy with the handling of his $49,500 claim. Then it gets interesting. From ABC News:
Rather than walk away, (Anthony) Digati decided to take the dispute to another level. He created a website dedicated to New York Life's products and hired an email spam service.Digati has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly attempting to extort $3 million. From the article:
Then he did something that would get him into a lot of trouble. He sent a letter and several emails advising New York Life officials that it would be in the company's best interests to pay him his money… or else.
The case is interesting because it is not entirely clear from court documents whether Digati was – as the government claims – intent on extortion – or whether he was merely an extraordinarily frustrated and dissatisfied customer who engaged in hyperbole and exaggerated threats.