Sunday, March 21, 2010

Insurance company to me: Drop dead

Healthcare Reform
Mar 19, 2010
Insurance company to me: Drop dead
Blue Shield won't pay for radiation therapy that could save my life. But I'm fighting back, and you can help Video
By Cary Tennis

I've been recovering from cancer surgery and waiting for the insurance company to approve the next course of treatment, which is eight weeks of proton beam radiation therapy at Loma Linda Hospital in Southern California.

This treatment is what my surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ames of UCSF, calls the standard of care for sacral chordoma.

Today I learned that the insurance company has denied the request for this treatment...

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