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Not Just a Bad Insurance Company – Are UHC SPAMMERS?

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, it cannot be proven (unless you’re Google) whether United Healthcare, an agency working for them or someone else has done this, but it’s definitely helping UHC to rank UNFAIRLY in Search Engines! Look at my findings below and decide for yourself. I am NOT claiming that UHC did this!

If you are not familiar with how Google works, it’s a system which evaluates how many websites link to another site and calculates the target website’s rank based on that. So, for example, if United Healthcare wanted to rank well in Google for, let’s say “health insurance”, they would need other websites to link to them using this phrase as anchor text.

Generally, people link to reputable company websites because they like their services. United Healthcare is NOT a reputable company so what do you think they might need to do to create “high quality” links back to their website?

Buying Links From SPAM Blogs

A very popular tactic utilized by lowlife spammers – create spam blogs or rent them from other spammers in an effort to create more links. Example: http://wearetheanswer.org/ is a spam blog which looks like crap but has very high link popularity – Google might consider it a high quality link! What does UHC have to do with it? Here’s a screenshot from the site:

SPAMMING High Profile Blogs With Useless Comments

This one is PRICELESS! There are countless instances of SPAM comments linking to UHC dating as far back as several years. Whoever is doing this has been working the system big time! Let’s take a look at some of the gems!

http://www.usingmac.com/2008/1/7/mac-special-characters – Double trouble!

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/spyware-found-3-major-mac-download-sites-060110 – “Larz the Real Guy” strikes again!

More samples – just search for the phrase “health insurance” and you’ll find the links (from HUNDREDS MORE!)
– http://www.thebeehive.org/jobs/job-articles/dealing-layoff
– http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/protect_your_pc_from_guys_like_this?page=0,4
– http://becomehealthynow.com/vblite/showthread.php?t=977

Could You Report United Healthcare to Google?

If you think that United Healthcare is crossing the line with these Immoral(illegal?) Marketing Practices you are free to report them to GOOGLE! If enough people send reports, United Healthcare might stop ranking so highly when employers are looking for health insurance options in Google!

United Healthcare and Take Care Clinic (Walgreens)

Letters of Warning about Walgreens Take Care Clinic sent to Illinois Dept of Insurance, SHIP, Senior Services Plus, Attorney General for exploitation of Senior Citizens, Senior Advantage, IL Dept on Aging, 912 Super Seniors, AARP, President of Walgreens Gregory Wasson, Patriot Network, American Senior Association, AMAC
This is a warning to Senior Citizens regarding what is already happening with our health care.
The following is an account of what happened when I wasn’t covered for an urgent visit to Take Care Clinic run by Walgreens. This is what I sent to the Insurance Grievance Committee:

I have been sent to the Take Care Clinic in the past when my Doctor couldn’t see me . It was usually a case of some type of infection that needed to be treated and an emergency room wasn’t appropriate. As a result of the Doctory having me use this service, I would go to the Take Care Clinic when I needed some treatment that shouldn’t be left until my Doctor was able to see me. In the past, I would make a co pay and my insurance would pay the rest. Now due to the restrictions already in place with the Presidents anticipated Obamacare, the insurance companies are clamping down on what they will cover and the providers are not informing Senior Citizens about this. In addition, they do not respond to the inquiries by Seniors for the bills they receive unless the Senior raises a real fuss and gets the advocates involved. Below you will see a letter I wrote to the Insurance Company regarding this. Copies of this were sent to Walgreens take care clinic and to the Government assistance for Medicare recipients.

This is in response to your letter of 8/14/12 that I just received today, four days after your sending it.
I am disputing an action to dismiss this appeal because the delay was caused by Take Care stringing me along every month when I called them. I called them each time I received a bill and was told that they were working on it. They even promised to accelerate the claim. I didn’t find out until two days ago when I called and faxed the supervisor that they do not code visits to Take Care as urgent even though it was an urgent visit.

Needless to say, I am furious at their stall tactics. I went to that Clinic because it was on the weekend and at the time my Doctor didn’t have an answering service. I did try to call him. I was concerned that the eruption on my face which had grown in size and became inflamed was Mersa.

I extended all efforts to get this resolved. I wrote to the Dept of Insurance, SHIP, the Vice President of the Company, the insurance company and Take Care. I faxed the letters plus additional proofs of my efforts. I am a senior citizen living on moderate Social Security $16,000 a year. I have to be very cautious with my expenses.

Note that the first statement of benefits from United Healthcare showed I was covered. It wasn’t until the next month I got the bill from Take Care. I called the insurance company. They said Take Care needed to code it as Urgent Care. I called Take Care to tell them that’s what they needed to do. I gave them the provider number for United Healthcare so they could call them. They agreed to do so.
I am including proofs of all my efforts. With these it is apparent that the delay in my grievance is the direct result of Take Care stringing me along month after month. Now they tell me they never code as Urgent Care.
I am sending copies of all of this to SHIP and the Illinois Dept of Insurance. I am also sending all of this to Senior Organizations in order to warn Seniors about this Scam. In the future any emergency I have will wait until my Physician is in his office. I will not sit in the waiting room of emergency with sick children running around. The immune system of the Senior Citizen is not as strong as with a younger person. If I go to emergency, it will be in an ambulance. I urge you to reconsider your decision.

United Healthcare – An Evil Company That Cares for NOTHING BUT PROFITS

Dear readers, I strongly suggest that you file your complaints with your local Department of Insurance. There are also many websites which feature the inhumane, evil deeds of United Healthcare and its employees. I’d like to mention several of them as worth visiting and posting to.

More United Healthcare Complaints Boards

Consumer Affairs
Pissed Consumer
My 3 Cents
Complaints Board
Glass Door – Employee Complaints!

Boycott United Healthcare

Please forgive me but I am going to vent a little. I am 56 at this time. I’ve just been denied for a policy that I would pay $300.00 per month in premiums with a $12,000.00 deductible from United Healthcare. Over the past ten years or so I paid United Healthcare approximately $36,000.00 under a group plan. They have paid approximately on the high side to be fair about $4,000.00 in claims. I take two drugs for depression. I get my drugs from Canada. In the US on United Healthcare the real drug (not generic) would be $800.00 per quarter. When I purchase them from Canada and have my Doctor fax them my prespription I pay $150.00 per quarter. Significant cost savings. I recently resigned my job and went to apply for Insurance through United directly. I was declined due to the depression. I’ve never been hospitalized and my Doctor tells me it is a chemical imbalance because they could not put a name to the problem. There is nothing else wrong with me.  I’ve not even been to a Physcian in 3-5 years for a cold.  I’ve hardly used the Insurance I had in the past. They as a company are on the up side of the dollars I’ve paid in and the dollars they have paid out on this challenge. I see the Doctor quarterly for medication management. It costs them about $85.00 per quarter and I pay the Doctor a $40.00 co – pay plus the cost of the Drugs. In essense from my perspective I’ve paid them $36,000.00 and they have declined me because they might have to pay out for these insignificant claims.  Please remember I would have a $12,000.00 deductible with the policy.  It does not even seem good business from my perspective. I’ve never been denied before, and I really believe they are looking for any reason to deny people. Please consider Boycotting United Healthcare.  Thanks for reviewing my post.