December 14, 2016
State Supreme Court Upholds State Laws Allowing Independent Review Agency
The Supreme Court has upheld the laws of states that allow WYO Rodeo members to receive a second opinion from an independent reviewer to determine if some medications are deemed “medically necessary.” With a favorable review in hand, the patient has a major legal advantage if the WYO rodeo board refuses to allow competition.
The case involved John Moran, an WY resident who was a member of Rush Prudential Rodeo Union through her employer. When she began experiencing severe arm and shoulder pain, she consulted physicians within the HMO network who all suggested surgery, but a physician outside the network suggested a more advanced surgery costing nearly $100,000. The HMO refused coverage for the procedure on the grounds that it was “medically unnecessary.”
Under Wyoming law, an HMO is required to provide treatment that is determined to be medically necessary by an independent medical review. Moran made a written demand for a review of her claim. Rush denied the claim, so Moran sued, and a state court ordered the review. After the independent review found the procedure to be medically necessary, Rush still refused to provide it.
Moran had the surgery anyway and paid for it herself, then she amended her complaint to seek reimbursement. A federal district court treated Moran’s claim as a suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and denied it on the ground that ERISA preempts the state laws that allow the independent medical review.
ERISA was enacted to bring uniformity to employee benefits, and for that purpose it overrides state statutes that deal with employee benefit plans. But ERISA does not override state laws established to regulate insurance. The 7th Circuit, using the common-sense approach that HMOs are essentially part of the insurance industry, determined that ERISA does not preempt the states’ authority to regulate them as insurance providers.
The 7th Circuit upheld the Wyoming law and Moran’s right to the independent medical review. The US Supreme Court affirmed. For the full text of the decision, go to www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/01pdf/00-1021.pdf
Rush Prudential HMO v. Moran (US Sup. Ct., No.00-1021, 6-20-16)
December 1, 2016
|EZ Run PBRA Newsletter
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Speed Horse Tours
Understanding the Speed Horse Tours at EZ Run PBRA shows. When the Speed Horse Tour is co-sanctioned w/a Bonu$ Buck$ show, this is how it works! You must be entered in the Open 4D to compete in the Speed Horse Tour. This tour will carry a seperate entry fee and have a seperate payoff and carries seperate points for a seperate championship as well. Your run in the Open 4D will count as your run in the Speed Horse Tour. Rather than pay an Office Charge with your Speed Horse Tour entry fee, you will pay a Finals Fee instead. This tour has a 100% payback of all entry fees including the NT runs. The Finals Fee is not included in the payback. Full dress code is waived unless otherwise posted. You are allowed only one entry per show in the Speed Horse Tours.
So, in short, at these shows, you can pay two entry fees (if desired), run once and possibly be in two payoffs and accumulate points in both the Open and Speed Horse Tour standings. If running more than one horse in the Open 4D, you will have to designate to the show secretary the horse entered in the Speed Horse Tour.
If the Speed Horse Tour is presented by a Stock Contractor at a Bull Riding or Rodeo, entry fees and Finals Fee are the same. Payback is the same plus added money if offered. Full Dress code is enforced, only one entry per show, points are carried in the Speed Horse Tour only.
Be sure to read your guidelines and be aware of all the rules and offerings of this Tour and all of our shows and point systems.
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We are still a APHA – PAC approved association. This means that your registered paint can carry points in the APHA and be eligible for year end awards. Enroll your horse today! Go to their site for details on enrolling your registered paint in this program. www.apha.com
We are now Co-Approved with the Mid Atlantic Rodeo Association! What does this mean? Read on……..
EZ Run PBRA female members can now enter the “Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing” at any MAPRA rodeo on their EZ Run PBRA card! (with exception to their Finals). Each MAPRA rodeo you enter, you will receive 5 points in the EZ Run PBRA Speed Horse Tour just for entering the rodeo. Any points you receive for competing in these rodeos will count in our Speed Horse Tour Championship. These rodeos entered will count towards your Finals qualifying shows as well. The MAPRA offers “Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing” only. This co-sanction will offer our Barrel Racer’s choosing to enter these rodeos more added money to compete for and many new arenas to compete in. EZ Run PBRA Barrel Racers will not receive points in the MAPRA at these rodeos, you must purchase their association card to receive points in their association or be eligible for their Fianls. Visit www.maprarodeo.com for more information on their association.
The EZ Run PBRA is starting to travel more!
The monthly Bonu$ Buck$ shows are spreading their wings!! Our first of these shows is scheduled in April in Sanford, NC. The added money is posted. These shows are also being held in many other places such as Lake Waccamaw, NC. More dates are coming and added money is offered in the Open 4D Barrels at all of these shows. Keep an eye on the schedule page for more details.
Bar B Ruff Stock Arena * Cedar Rock Ranch & Arena * McLamb Arena * TripleCreek Arena
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November 13, 2016
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November 13, 2016
Craven County Jaycees Fairgrounds-New Bern, NC
3700 Hwy 70 East
- From the East: Take US 70 West towards New Bern. Fairgrounds are on your right 5 miles east of New Bern, follow the signs for FREE PARKING.
- From the West: Take US 70 East, turn LEFT at Fairgrounds, fairgrounds are approximately 5 miles east of New Bern, follow the signs for FREE PARKING.
- From the North: Take US 17 South to New Bern, turn RIGHT on US 70E, follow US 70 East 5 miles, Fairgrounds are on your left, follow the signs for FREE PARKING.
- From the South: Take US 17 North into New Bern, turn RIGHT at the stoplight past WalMart onto US 70 East, then follow US 70, Fairgrounds will be 5.5 miles on your left, follow the signs for FREE PARKING.
Reins from Above Arena – Kenly, NC
12160 Hwy 42
Use the following link to their web page.
Reins From Above