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Consumer Complaint

Scott - Owosso, OK - Senior Health Insurance of Pennsylvania (SHIP) - Dying Seniors just want help

Companies Involved: 
Senior Health Insurance of Pennsylvania (SHIP)
Issue Area: 
Heath Care

Like so many others I have read about having difficulty getting Senior Health Insurance of Pennsylvania (SHIP) to pay claims; both my parents are caught up in this bureaucratic red tap designed by this company to NOT pay claims. My dad is a Korean War veteran which now has early stages of Alzheimer's and can't take care of himself. Currently in a skilled nursing facility due to a fall that has caused a major head injury. My mom is his only caregiver that seems to really care about my dad and yet she herself has been fighting Stage 4 cancer for over a year. Two rounds of chemo-therapy and now is having to plan a surgery to remove as much cancer from her body as possible and then more chemo to come. Mom replies; the only reason to have the surgery is to extend her life so she can take care of dad. My parents have been trying to get SHIP to start paying claims for medical assistance and preparing claims for the hopes of getting into an assisted living facility. Like many others I have read about while doing research on SHIP, they too are overwhelmed with excessive paperwork, continual hoops to jump through just to get the assistance they deserve for premiums they have paid for over 20 years. Is there no end to the abuse of our senior citizens.