Repulsive, corporate greed against health care. American Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan (ACIIA) report that some doctors are busy at work in the wars in which Americans are serving.
But they are not there healing and helping. A critical article, Doctors Who Work for Insurance Companies, shines a light on a deplorable practice:
What kind of Doctor would find it necessary to supplement their income by performing Second Opinion Medical and Psychiatric Examinations on Disabled Veterans and Contractors, often one in the same ?
These second opinions are normally used against the injured contractor to deny benefits. Often payments are discontinued immediately after one of these “second opinion’s” based solely on this report despite treating physician reports that are in direct conflict. It can take years and years before a contractor will have the opportunity to dispute these purchased reports.
Why would the insurance company insist that you travel far out of your geographic area to see one of their doctors as opposed to choosing one of the many available in the town or even state that you live in? The DoL [Department of Labor] and some ALJ’s [Administrative Law Judges] even support this abusive practice.
Would you put your life in the hands of a Doctor who chose to work for [insurance organizations] AIG, CNA, or ACE ? They do have a choice….
The crew over at American Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan think that people who might unwittingly choose one of these doctors to be their treating physician someday ought to know who they work for.
You can give them a hand by visiting their page and letting them know who AIG, CNA, ACE paid to provide a second opinion on your disabilities. DME Doctors
But please feel free to discuss insurance companies hired gun doctors here.