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Prior Authorization: Who saves? Who loses?

October 24, 2022 am31 5:10 am

Who saves?

  • The City
  • The Stabilization Fund
  • Michael Mulgrew
  • The Insurance Companies

Who pays?

  • Soon? Retirees. (unless we stop them)
  • Eventually? All of us.
  • (and the federal government)

What is the savings?

  • To the City? They pay less for our insurance
  • To the Stabilization Fund? Less money for us, means more for patronage
  • To Mulgrew? The patronage, of course. Plus the powerful politicians and insurance companies pat him on the head.
  • To the Insurance Companies? Huge, huge profits. Windfall. And they are clearly LESS efficient than REAL MEDICARE

What is the cost?

  • To retirees: Fewer doctors (but Mulgrew says this is false)
  • To the Feds? About an extra $320 per senior. This is a straight up subsidy to the parasitic insurance companies.
  • To retirees: LESS MEDICAL CARE – that is why they add pre-authorizations – to deny care. (see this story)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Elayne Kessler permalink
    October 25, 2022 am31 10:08 am 10:08 am

    They have no right to change our medical coverage since we had contracts in prior years…we were promised to keep health insurance plan…..let them change it going forward, NOT RETIREES!

    • October 25, 2022 pm31 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

      No. Do not let them change it going forward.

      Here I am, in service, not a retiree, almost a decade from Medicare, lending, adding my voice to the cause.

      Please, do not say “let them change it going forward”

      Our best chance is sticking together. Let’s not spoil that.


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