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Letter to the Editor

 

Editor,
 
I have just received a letter informing me that I can no longer use CTMC as a preferred hospital for Blue Cross Blue Shield. I realize this is a business decision but wonder if either group has considered the impact their decisions are having on any policy holder and especially those like me who are senior citizens.
I will soon be 76 years old. Born in San Marcos, I have either been in or had a family member in every hospital San Marcos has had. Now that I am old I am being told I have to go out of town for hospital care.  Having to change hospitals is one issue BUT having to change doctors is a bigger issue. I do not think even one of my doctors is affiliated is the closest hospital — Seton Hays. I am certain the doctors there are good BUT they do not know me or my family and thus I have no medical history. This is not a good thing.
I would like to ask that any BlueCross BlueShield policy holder contact both the insurance company and CTMC and ask they reconsider their decisions. There simply has to be a better solution that doesn't have such a horrible impact on so many people.
The hospitals I will now have access to are: Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels, Seton Hays Memorial Center, Seton Highland Lakes Medical Center, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
I think everyone will agree there is nothing convenient about any of these for either the patient or the patient's family.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
Sincerely,
Jane King Latham

San Marcos Record

P.O. Box 1109
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Phone: 512-392-2458
Fax: 512-392-6483