We received generous grants from Unitedhealthcare Childrens foundation in 2014
to help pay medical bills for our sons' surgeries. Even though we have
pretty good insurance, the strain of surgeries year after year took a heavy toll
and the UHCCF grants were like a ray of hope. I highly recommend applying if you
qualify.UHCCF was referred to us by a social worker, pointing out
that they award grants to people who might not qualify for other poverty-based
grants.IMPORTANT: You have to apply within 60 days of the date of
service of the medical claim, so do it on time.
But, in the end, medical care is not free. Someone pays for it. Otherwise
doctors go unpaid, there is no electricity or water in hospitals or clinics, no
medicine in the pharmacy. If hospitals do a lot of "charity work" then
the costs get passed on to paying patients, or no docs, no lights, no meds for
anyone. If "government pays" then taxpayers are forced to pay for other
people's treatment indirectly, while feeding the vast bureaucracy.How can anyone criticize United HealthCare CEO Hemsley when they do not know
what sort of charitable giving he does? Sounds more like class warfare envy
than a valid criticism. Meanwhile, perhaps people in Bountiful should give more
if they make more than minimum wage, after all they are rich compared to some
people.Maybe Mr. Helmsley should be praised for running a company
well, and encouraging their foundation to help others. Plus, if he can keep
operating costs down, that not only provides a better return for United
shareholders (for whom he works) but keeps medical costs for patients low as
well.Perhaps if plaintiff lawyers were more charitable the medical
costs would drop for everyone...
I'm pleased for this child and her mom, a client of United HealthCare. I
would be even more pleased if the CEO of United HealthCare, Mr. Stephen Hemsley,
would voluntarily cut back on his $106 million annual salary and offer a little
more help to his clients.
Thanks for the info. Most people I know go to their church if family
doesn't have the ability to help out.
What an incredible blessing this is! Thanks for the information.