You’re a prudent person who has been around the proverbial block once or twice with insurers, so you take care to follow through carefully on formal rules and processes relevant to approval before getting an advised surgery.
Physician Michael Kirsch’s recent opinion letter to a national health publication seeks to make an immediate and starkly clear point. In communicating his views, the doctor is both candid and uncompromising.
When you are facing daunt challenges linked with a cancer diagnosis, you obviously want to deal with that trial absent the need to waste precious energy on additional matters.
If you see the surname “Kennedy” attached to a story with a political bent, you likely conjure up an image or two, don’t you?
A cancer survivor underscores in a recent article a truth that is deeply acknowledged by legions of individuals across the country fighting potentially deadly illnesses. She simply notes that they “don’t have the luxury of time or the energy to play insurers’ games.”
The United States has inspired both global awe and envy over the centuries of its existence, owing to its many protected freedoms and opportunities. People from countries across the world have looked at America as a bastion of hope and enduring upsides, across multiple dimensions.
Many readers of our Oklahoma pro-claimants’ insurance law blog perhaps see stories occasionally that spotlight insured parties’ policy wins linked with the intervention of a media source.
It’s always news when the Goliath in a given industry suffers a stern court rebuke, and it’s thus unsurprising to see recent accounts involving a setback for UnitedHealthGroup receive major press coverage.
An insurance company is engaging in far from neutral behavior in its repeated refusals to authorize necessary treatment for his patient, says a doctor in one state. Rather, its actions are purposefully antagonistic. Moreover, the doctor (a psychologist) states that they are endangering the patient.
Increasingly, and sadly, Americans are approaching the front doors of emergency care centers across the country more concerned about their pocketbooks than they are with the medical conditions immediately confronting them. And that often rings true even when their symptoms are clearly serious or even life-threatening.