BEDSIDE - Out of Network, Out of Luck

For several hundred patients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, it started with a certified letter informing them that they were no longer allowed to see their physicians. The reason? They were unlucky enough to have insurance called Community Blue, which is offered by a rival hospital system. Astoundingly, they were barred even if they could pay for the care themselves.

Posted on October 14, 2013 and filed under Bedside, New York Times.