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CIGNA and Anthem policy holders are not the only insurance carriers that have been impacted by disputes with Mary Washington Healthcare. Those of us who have AETNA PPO Advantage Supplement medicare policies have been out of network for over a year. Our policy is part of my retirement package, so we are stuck with Aetna. Spotsylvania Hospital system is accepting our Advantage policy, but I live in the city, and the rescue squad will only take city residences to Mary Washington Hospital. This summer I had to drive my husband to Spotsylvania Hospital where he was admitted and stayed for 3 days. I am grateful I could drive him, but wonder what would have happened if driving him was not a possibility. At our age this is not a good situation. We are paying a lot of money for our supplemental policy, plus what we pay for Medicare. You are supposed to be able to take a PPO policy out of network, but I still have no idea what would happen to us if we had a serious issue and we had to use the rescue squad....would they turn us away at MWHS? If admitted, would we then be responsible for enormous bills, because they are refusing to bill our Aetna Advantage Supplement PPO?
Excellent! Thank you. Let's see how much of a hypocrite or "Christian" Rabih is on Monday night. So far he has never failed to disappoint the students, parents, educators in Spotsylvania. We will see if he'd rather continue political rear kissing and starve the kids or do the right thing.
Keep it up.