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Résumé de la situation
Passez à l’action !
Modèle de lettre à copier et envoyer
« Blog pour suivre notre aide à Kéo »
 

Résumé de la situation
KEO, 48 ans, époux d’une française et père d’une fillette de 7 ans, est atteint d’un cancer de la moelle osseuse et réside aux Etats Unis.

KEO est privé de tous soins indispensables à son état, depuis le 12 octobre 2005.

EN RAISON DE LA RESILIATION DE SON ASSURANCE SANTE, IL NE PEUT PLUS SE FAIRE SOIGNER POUR SON CANCER ! !

En effet, au lendemain de sa deuxième greffe de moelle, KEO reçoit un courrier de UnitedHealth Group, sa compagnie d’assurance, l’informant que son contrat est résilié.

Cette multinationale américaine, se sépare de son client, dont elle a continué à percevoir les cotisations, ceci pour des raisons purement administratives. A moins que cette décision ne s’explique par un souci de rentabilité, au mépris de toutes valeurs éthiques et humaines ! Passez à l’action !
NOUS POUVONS, ENSEMBLE, AIDER KEO, en adressant un mail au Président de UnitedHealth Group, pour lui demander de conserver l’assurance santé de cette famille, le temps qu’elle trouve une autre compagnie ; ainsi KEO pourra continuer de se faire soigner. Vous pouvez copier le modèle de lettre ci-dessous, le coller dans un courrier électronique, le personnaliser si vous le souhaitez et l’envoyer :

– au Président de UnitedHealth Group [email protected]

– à la responsable communication Barbara Gustafson [email protected]
– au sénateur de Virginie John Warner [email protected]
– copie à notre association [email protected] Envoyez ensuite ce mail à des personnes de votre entourage afin que, comme vous, elles soutiennent cette action. Seule, une mobilisation forte peut sauver Kéo et sa famille de leur détresse ! Parce que pour KEO, chaque jour compte (il n’a bientôt plus de traitement anti-douleur) et qu’il y a URGENCE, merci d’avance pour votre soutien.

Et puis, nous sommes tous concernés car, demain, qui sera le suivant ?

A partir de Lundi 24 octobre Jean-Louis LAPORTE, Président de notre association sera sur place au domicile de Keo pour le soutenir ainsi que sa famille. Liens utiles :

– Courrier UnitedHealth group du 29 sept 2005

– Réponse Kéo du 5 oct 2005
– Lettre du Président UnitedHealth Group aux actionnaires.
– Présentation de UnitedHealth Group
– Lettre du Président UnitedHealth Group sur son Ethique
 

 Modèle de lettre à copier et envoyer

Modèle du Courrier  à envoyer au President de UHG ( Téléchargez version Pdf puce_pdf-3551689 – Word puce_word-3375754)
Traduction de la lettre à envoyer au Président de UHG ( Téléchargez version Pdf puce_pdf-3551689)

Mr. William McGuire
Chairman UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group MN008-T930 9900 Bren Road East

Minnetonka, MN 55343

Dear Mr. McGuire, I’m writing to you because as Chairman of UnitedHealth Group, I’m sure you would want to be informed when something ethically intolerable occurs to someone insured within your group of companies. I’m also writing with an extreme sense of urgency because as of Thursday October 12th 2005, one of your client’s was refused cancer treatment after being dropped from your group’s coverage as of a letter dated September 29th 2005 written by Gary Therkildsen of Optimum Choice Inc., a UnitedHealthcare company. I’m sure that you know someone who is battling cancer and that you know any break in treatment is a matter of life and death. The person who was “dropped” in one curt letter is Keo Koumtakoun, a 48 year-old American of Laotian origin, who has been insured for 5 years with Optimum Choice Inc, Group Saveur 53746, Keo number C0172797*02. Keo has bone marrow cancer. He and his wife Marie owned a restaurant called Saveur in Washington D.C. and recently sold it and purchased another restaurant called Bistrot Lafayette, also in Alexandria Virginia. They also have a daughter Lila who is 7 who was also covered on the family’s policy. Mr. Koumtakoun has not missed one insurance payment. Just after receiving his second bone marrow transplant, he received a letter, informing him that the family’s health insurance with your company has been canceled retroactively to the last renewal date and, on top of that, that he and his family owe your company $9129.44 in back payments. He has always made his payments, however the reason stated for no longer being eligible for coverage was administrative, that when the family changed restaurants, the changes were not properly filed with the insurer. Let me remind you that: 1 – In your Annual Report 2004, letter to shareholders, you wrote: « It remains our belief that health care must be accessible for all people ». « We have the tools, the capacity, the desire and, above all, the commitment of our People » 2 – In your Chairman’s Letter of Business Conduct, you wrote: « It is imperative that we never sacrifice ethical behavior as we work toward our business goals. » 3 – Your company’s slogan is « Your life, Our Mission » I hope that you are able to seize the opportunity to act on this unjust cancellation. My hopes are: – That Keo can continue to have access to the quality cancer treatment he has been following, insured by Optimum Choice Inc. or another company that you designate within UnitedHealth Group because your group has the tools, the capacity, the desire and above all, the moral responsibility to face this situation and reinstate him; – That for Keo’s sake, your company’s unethical behavior is not the result of purely financial considerations; – That KEO’S LIFE becomes YOUR MISSION. I congratulate you on Unitedhealth Group’s record profits last year Mr. McGuire. I hope that we will be able to also congratulate you for your group’s ethical values and respect for your client’s lives – a client that has paid into your group for 5 years. It may also be interesting to remember that if Keo and his family are treated humanely by your company, he and his family will remain clients. If he dies, you lose a client and your self-respect. Keo’s wife Marie, his daughter Lila, their family and friends, ask that you accept to continue insuring Keo and his small family and that you cancel the back payment of $9129.44 that they have been billed. We are convinced that you have the capacity, the drive, the commitment to treat your clients ethically, and in this particular case, not to leave Keo to die without appropriate treatment and for that, we thank you in advance. Sincerely, Date

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