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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (HBCBS) of New Jersey denied healthcare benefits to a New Jersey family after discovering private e-mails, journal and diary entries and postings on MySpace and Facebook that it says should be allowed into evidence.

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The case involves the denial of healthcare coverage for a New Jersey family whose minor daughter suffers from anorexia or bulimia – both serious eating disorders. According to news reports, HBCBS refused to pay for healthcare benefits after discovering that the girl had written about her illness and feelings in diaries, journals and via internet communications such as e-mail and the popular networking sites MySpace and Facebook.

HBCBS claims that the content of these writings may show that the minor may not be suffering from biological issues, but from psychological issues instead. In New Jersey, mental illness is only covered if it is ‘biologically based’.

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The judge in the case has yet to decide whether the minor’s privacy rights outweigh the use of her personal information in this situation. Other courts around the nation are struggling with the same issues. However, some legal experts say that the use of private ‘on-line’ information as evidence may eventually become commonplace.

http://attorneypages.com/hot/blue-shield-d...ivate-email.htm

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Why do people go online and post pictures, video or any private information on some dipwad site like facebook or any place is beyond comprehension, they deserve to be declined for insurance for sheer stupidity if nothing else, dumba$$es! :wacko:

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (HBCBS) of New Jersey denied healthcare benefits to a New Jersey family after discovering private e-mails, journal and diary entries and postings on MySpace and Facebook that it says should be allowed into evidence.

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The case involves the denial of healthcare coverage for a New Jersey family whose minor daughter suffers from anorexia or bulimia – both serious eating disorders. According to news reports, HBCBS refused to pay for healthcare benefits after discovering that the girl had written about her illness and feelings in diaries, journals and via internet communications such as e-mail and the popular networking sites MySpace and Facebook.

HBCBS claims that the content of these writings may show that the minor may not be suffering from biological issues, but from psychological issues instead. In New Jersey, mental illness is only covered if it is ‘biologically based’.

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The judge in the case has yet to decide whether the minor’s privacy rights outweigh the use of her personal information in this situation. Other courts around the nation are struggling with the same issues. However, some legal experts say that the use of private ‘on-line’ information as evidence may eventually become commonplace.

http://attorneypages.com/hot/blue-shield-d...ivate-email.htm

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Facebook and myspace are dangerous in that people/organizations you cannot even imagine can and do look there and get tons of stuff on you.

And I'm not just talkin' about health issues.

People have been too lax on private info made public, by their own accord.

Proceed with caution.

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maybe the insurance companies are right in this instance...why should they have to suffer and then pass on the cost to other insured individuals just because a girl is admitting her problems to anyone and everyone in cyber world? Man up...take responsibility for your actions! You need help! (The girl in the case...)

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How can a health insurer get your Facebook info, unless you add them as a friend? (And who would do that?)

You can open your profile up to the world.

You can open your profile up to "your networks". Joining many networks is pretty easy, esp. the geographic ones.

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How can a health insurer get your Facebook info, unless you add them as a friend? (And who would do that?)

Not everyone is quite so astute that they make their accounts private :P

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