Health insurance fraud, or even a fraud on your Medicare card, is a growing problem.
The federal government says about 12.4 million people are now enrolled in Medicare, the health care program for the elderly and disabled, with some 65 million enrollees in some form of insurance.
But there’s no law mandating that people buy insurance from an insurance company, as is required under Medicare, and many people are unaware of the dangers of buying health insurance from a fraudulent insurer.
So we’re asking people to share their thoughts and experiences with the topic on the Next BigFuture.com website.
Aetna Health Insurance Fraud is a problem?
We recently heard from a woman who bought a health insurance plan from Aetna, but when she got to the checkout counter, she was shocked to see that the company had put a no-risk policy in her name.
That policy allowed her to keep her doctor and the doctor’s assistant she had signed up for when she was in her 80s.
She says that she was never told that the no-cost health insurance she had purchased from AETNA was not covered by Medicare.
It turns out that Aetas plan was fraudulently billed by Aetanet Health Care.
Aetaneet Healthcare was not the only health insurance company that has been accused of a health fraud, and it may be the first time that we see a case of a major insurance company deliberately using a no risk policy to cover a fraudulent claim.
In this case, Aetanes claim was that the woman was not eligible for Medicare because she was older than 65.
Aetaneets fraud came to light after we contacted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to get a statement on the matter.
We found that the Health and Social Security Administration (HHS) is investigating the incident and has not found any evidence that AETanet was responsible for the fraud.
What do you think?
Do you have any other stories about healthcare fraud?
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