Worst Company In America 2008 "Sweet 16": Countrywide VS United Health Care

Here’s your eighth and final “Sweet 16” match-up:

Here’s what some of you had to say about these two companies:

Countrywide:

“What a bunch of scammy scumbags.”

“It’s it’s not Countrywide by a landslide, I’ll be shocked.”

“Countrywide is officially my pick to win this whole competition. “

United Health Care

“I HATE United Health Care. I took my three children in to have their teeth cleaned. Untied DENIED the clam becasue it had been less than six month since the last cleaning. Turns out it had been five months and 29 days since their last cleaning. Had I waited one more day United would have paid the claim. When I complained I was told by several reps that I was SOL. JERKS!!!”

“Cuomo’s investigation also found a clear example of the scheme: United insurers knew most simple doctor visits cost $200, but claimed to their members the typical rate was only $77. The insurers then applied the contractual reimbursement rate of 80%, covering only $62 for a $200 bill, and leaving the patient to cover the $138 balance.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.