Uncategorized

A top ten list to avoid

The state Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is out with its “Top 10 Consumer Complaints” list of 2009 and (Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!) health care complaints topped the list. Other categories near the top: lending, telemarketing, and credit scams.

Here’s what the list had to say about health care

  1. Health Care: In 2009, a total of 4,371 people filed complaints about health insurance, medical providers, and health products and services. Common complaints include getting charged money for supposedly free trials of weight loss products. Consumers often have problems with medical billing or collection practices, and also complain about overcharging for medical services. For help with health insurance issues such as grievances, appeals, and external reviews, call our Managed Care Patient Assistance Program at (919) 733-MCPA or (866) 867-MCPA (toll-free in North Carolina) or email MCPA@ncdoj.gov.

4 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    March 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    And who knows how many people just gave up and zoomed off the Canada to get some help?

  2. IBXer

    March 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Oh it will be so much better when the same people who run the DMV are in charge of healthcare!

    Rob, no one zooms off to Canada for healthcare. Even the damn Prime Minister of New Foundland had to leave Canada to get heart surgery…

    http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2523009

    “The premier hasn’t done anything that anybody else in the same circumstances wouldn’t have considered and acted in the same way.”

  3. Rob Schofield

    March 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Oh, that’s right. Now, they just import affordable drugs.

  4. […] the rest here: The Progressive Pulse – A top ten list to avoid Share and […]

Check Also

Why have Tim Moore and Phil Berger turned their backs on this cause?

There are a lot of  substantive areas in ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Conference comes a day after new report lauds benefits of same-day registration The new line-up for [...]

North Carolina’s largest public school system may be warning of “enormous disruptions” without speed [...]

Carol Turner hadn’t lived in North Carolina long before last November’s election. A retired nurse, s [...]

Controversy over class-size requirements in early grades has emerged as the biggest issue facing Nor [...]

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days in office and the General Assem [...]

How the General Assembly is spending “crossover week” and what it ought to be doing The last week of [...]

To casual observers, the recent controversy surrounding public school class-size mandates in grades [...]

3,000---minimum number of K-3 teachers that school districts will have find to comply with the Gener [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more