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Courtroom Case
6/12/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
  United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, now allows patients with HIV or AIDS to “opt-out” of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order under a national class action settlement announced in May 2014 by Consumer Watchdog and Whatley Kallas, LLP.  Due to the complex nature of HIV/...
News Release
6/11/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA. -- In a potentially devastating move for the health and privacy of HIV/AIDS patients, United Healthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, is illegally forcing its sickest and most vulnerable members to abandon their local pharmacies in favor of United’s own in-house mail-order service, according to a new statewide...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio segment of this radio broadcast. California — A California consumer group is suing the nation's largest health insurer for discrimination against HIV / AIDS patients. The class-action suit alleges United Healthcare is breaking the law by requiring patients to get all of their medications by mail order...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The nation's largest health insurance carrier is being sued over its handling of prescriptions for HIV/AIDS patients. Consumer Watchdog is suing UnitedHealthcare, claiming the insurance company is forcing HIV patients to abandon their pharmacies in favor of United's own mail-order prescription service. The group and...
News Story
6/11/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CN) - United Healthcare Insurance subjects thousands of HIV-positive Californians to "potentially life-threatening" delays by making them get their prescription drugs through the mail, a class action claims in Federal Court. John Doe sued United Healthcare Insurance, mail order pharmacy OptumRx, Pacificare Life and Health...
News Story
4/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross sued for requiring HIV clients to order meds through the mail. A class action lawsuit in San Diego maintains that it’s illegal for Anthem Blue Cross to force people to buy medications through the mail instead of at a pharmacy. Days before the mandatory mail policy was slated to kick in March 1, Anthem announced that due...
News Story
3/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A class action lawsuit that was filed last month against Anthem Blue Cross in California could greatly impact HIV/AIDS patients across the country, including thousands who live in the metro New York area. In response to the complaints and a plethora of negative publicity, the insurance company temporarily suspended the specialty drug mail-order...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has halted implementation of a program that would have required policyholders to use a mail-order pharmacy to acquire certain drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. About Anthem's Rx Program Last fall, Anthem said it was changing its prescription drug program so that anyone seeking medication that qualified as a "...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new rule for so-...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this broadcast segment. alifornia — Anthem Blue Cross has decided to suspend a controversial policy that would have required HIV patients to get their medications by mail. The move comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the non-profit group Consumer Watchdog. Anthem's corporate...