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Health Insurers Denying Medical Claims

Las Vegas, NV: Reports of denial of valid medical claims and high co-pays are being made by educators in Nevada, against Teachers Health Trust, its administrator, WellHealth, and its board of directors.

According to news reports, Teachers Health Trust and WellHealth are facing bad faith health insurance lawsuits alleging negligence, fraud and deception.

The allegations are based on unaffordable medications and limited if no access to care with educators frequently having to choose between paying out of pocket or not getting care. For example, former Clark County School District psychologist Diana Goodsell was involved in a car accident, where her car was side-swiped. Her resulting injurie required surgery, but she forced to delay a needed cervical spinal fusion surgery when her entire year's out-of-pocket expense was demanded up front, according to

The sum demanded was $6,800, which she alleges she was not informed of until . She until the morning of the surgery, when being admitted to hospital.

According to the lawsuit filed, the teachers are also being turned away by doctors, and in some cases being sued by providers WellHealth refused to pay.

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