A new study of which companies reject health insurance applicants most frequently and the number of applicants turned down per state was conducted by HealthPocket, Inc., and reported in a Jan. 24, 2013, press release.
Alabama ranked second in the percentage of rejections of health care applications with 40 percent of applications turned down. The average rejection rate in the United States is 20 percent.
There is really only one health care insurance provider in Alabama and that is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BC&BSAL). BC&BSAL were cited by President Obama as the poster child for health care monopolies.
BC&BSAL has been scrupulous in complying with the new regulations imposed by Obamacare.
One has to wonder if the state employees unions suffer the same rate of rejection from health care providers as the general public. State employees are the largest single group covered by BC&BSAL.
Alabama tax payers may be subsidizing state employees health care that the tax payers themselves cannot receive. The rejection of Obamacare by Bentley insures this condition will persist.
The complete report from HealthPocket, Inc., can be read here.