HMO sued for denying chemotherapy to Florida cancer patient

  1. A Lake Worth, Fla., woman with brain cancer has sued her HMO on alleging it has refused to pay for a chemotherapy drug her doctor prescribed. The suit centers on whether the drug is considered a prescription pharmaceutical or a chemotherapy treatment.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec. 20, 2002
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...%2Dnews%2Dpalm

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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    Poor woman,

    renerian
  4. by   emily_mom
    Reason # 3256 of why I hate insurance companies....dirty scum that they are! I hope they lose, but I pray that somehow she lives!!

    Kristy
  5. by   VickyRN
    Something is very wrong when some bureaucrat decides who lives and who dies.
  6. by   sanakruz
    Well, that "bureaucrat" got a bigass Christmas bonus...
  7. by   Gromit
    Something is very wrong when a beaurocrat decides what your medical treatment should and should not be. They don't know you, never see you, and in many cases, have minimal (if any) medical knowledge anyway.

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