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Posted on 10/18/2017 7:57:03 PM PDT by Morgana
9-month-old boy undergoing aggressive chemotherapy for a brain tumor is REJECTED coverage by insurance company who claims his treatment is 'unnecessary'
An infant child suffering a rare brain tumor was rejected coverage after his insurance company deemed the treatment process to be 'experimental' and 'not medically necessary' in nature.
The agency, HIP Health Plan of New York, addressed a letter to 9-month-old baby Connor, who was diagnosed with a teratoid rhabdoid - a tumor that affects the central nervous system and holds a low survival rate in children.
After receiving the letter, baby Connor's heart-stricken father, Wayen Richardson, shared details on the concerning matter while speaking with The Daily Beast.
The letter went into detail explaining reasons why the insurance company would be withholding the baby's health coverage.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
If he was British, they would have said he was too fat.
No if he was British they would have to discuss this in a committee and it would take so long that he would die.
Is that not right Baby Charlie Gard?
Didn’t a lot of people, including our currents and previous president say, “people would be dying in the streets,” if we didn’t have government healthcare?
And they are. They commit suicide right after their free sex change.
Don’t worship Big Cancer. MUCH of what they do is pointless and makes things worse
The hospital IS treating the child free of charge.
NHS and the interaction with private insurance is difficult to make exact connections to US healthcare but unless the parents are on welfare technically the parents pay for their healthcare.
This case is in the USA,what has NHS to do with it?
HIP Health Plan of New York needs to have a gaylord full of letters sent to them that condemn their profits before human beings policies that make their stocks high for their board members.
Gaylord? Very few people will know what you are referring to.
Insurance companies suck. Well they do now.
5 years ago I underwent radiation for stage 1 breast cancer. I was fortunate to be eligible for APBI. (In short, one becomes a plug and play device for 5 days.) I went to MDAnderson twice a day for 5 days for radiation as opposed to once a day for 6 weeks.
The insurance pre-approved the procedure. Afterward they called it “double billing”. MDA repeatedly appealed the decision. Bottom line... UnitedHealthCare screwed MD Anderson out of 20K of negotiated fees.
The parents and the baby need to hop on a plane to Memphis pronto, before the Brits decide to clamp down on them.
This family needs to seek help immediately at St. Judes Medical!!!!!
I thought Sarah was talking about the government.
Emblem Health (HIP) is a private insurance company.
I think this article is a bit misleading. Apparently the surgery to remove the tumor was covered.
St. Jude requested use and reimbursement for an experimental drug. St. Jude is a free hospital because they do research on the patients. The insurance company denied the experimental drug, which St. Jude provided at no cost, but it doesn’t say they denied the other non-experimental drugs. And it’s unclear if they denied the 6 day inpatient care itself, but again, that is something St. Jude provides gratis.
There’s no out-of-pocket to the parents, so what’s the problem?
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