What’s Your Vote for the Worst Health Insurance Company of 2013?

What’s Your Vote for the Worst Health Insurance Company of 2013?

We advocate for good, equitable and quality health care for our California beneficiaries. Sometimes part of advocacy calls for exposing what isn’t working as a way to highlight the road to reform and better care for all. Another health advocacy organization, Healthcare-NOW! has launched such a campaign, exposing some of the egregious actions and policies of some of our country’s “worst” health insurance companies. They are asking people to participate in their vote for the worst health insurance company of 2013!

The nominees are…

  • UnitedHealth for paying its CEO, Stephen Hemsley, $49 million last year.
  • Moda Health for paying $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trailblazers arena.
  • Anthem Blue Cross for predatory premium increases even while announcing $2.7 billion in net profits.
  • And last but not least, Humana for charging women over 50% more than men for the same insurance plan.

Cast your vote; they will be accepting votes until Tuesday, December 31st.

Read their article on the vote for more information.

Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.