Anthem ER Visit Payment Denials & Bald Eagles in Cleveland

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You feel chest pain, so you head to the Emergency Room, but it turns out to be indigestion. Should you be on the hook for all the medical bills? Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield now denies payment for ER visits for some customers if it's determined they didn't actually have a medical emergency. The insurer says it wants to encourage treatment in the right setting. Is it fair? We'll discuss on The Sound of Ideas. Then, why bald eagles are nesting in Cleveland again for the first time in 100 years. 

 

Guests: 

-Sarah Kliff, Senior Policy Correspondent, Vox

-John Palmer, Director of Public Affairs, Ohio Hospitals Association

-Dr. Purva Grover, President, Ohio American College of Emergency Physicians

-State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) 

-Eleace Sawyers, President & CEO of Care Alliance

-Harvey Webster, Chief Wildlife Officer & Museum Ambassador, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

-Karen Lakus, Historical Interpreter, Cleveland Metroparks

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