Good Morning, well here we go again. as you are aware I have been working with the hoveround store in Sarasota and I had the home eval done and are at the final stages where I inquire about the price. The advertised price is as follows $2,995.00 for Medicare and also for Paid up front by the customer, However they will charge my Tri-Care insurance $8,000.00 (Retail) and my Insurance Company will pay $5,853.95 in which I must pay 20% on as my Co-pay.
So I researched this with both the Hoveround Store and my Insurance Company and as pr my Insurance Company this is the standard Contract they currently have with The Department of Defense and This Contract is only reviewed every 4 years. so based on that the Hoveround is making millions profit based on a Contract that is written in Stone. I as a American and a Veteran cannot accept this policy knowing the State of the Union’s problems Financially. and in my right mind cannot move forward with this purchase. I would not be able to sleep at night, knowing in my heart that this is considered Government Fraud Waste and Abuse, and knowing those vendors that continue these practices are also committing a Crime allowing this to happen.
So Bottom Line I will not be getting the Power Chair I so desperately need. because of all mentioned above. and my life again is on hold. I have left a message with the governments Fraud Waste and abuse hotline as well as Congressman Murphy office and will await a call back from both. Its a terrible situation I am put in.