Have Universal? Not For Long

1:45 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Have Universal? Not For Long

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Patients who have insurance through Universal Health Care won’t have it after April 1, the Tampa Bay Times reports. As part of the state’s takeover of the troubled St. Petersburg-based insurer, thousands of Medicare and Medicaid members will have to switch to a different plan.
ST. PETERSBURG - Bob Buchanan, a 77-year-old retiree in New Port Richey, got a jolt when his favorite primary-care physician said he would no longer honor his Universal Health Care coverage. Likewise, Universal member Joan Diamond of Apollo Beach worries about who will cover her when she goes in for eye surgery.