“If you have a minor health problem, don’t expect Anthem to pay for your ER visit”

From the Post-Dispatch:

Anthem Inc. says it will begin enforcing a policy in Missouri of refusing payment for certain visits to emergency rooms.

Starting this summer, if a Missourian with Anthem insurance shows up at an emergency room with a minor ailment such as a common cold that could have been treated at an urgent care center, the patient will be on the hook for the entire bill.

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest insurer and one of two companies still providing coverage on the state’s Obamacare exchange, has cited increasing costs related to inappropriate ER use as a need for tough stance on payment.

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