a 17 year old girl with recurring leukemia died the night her damnable insurance company finally approved her emergency liver transplant insurance coverage.
the insurance conglomerate denied her coverage of the liver transplant because it "does not cover experimental, investigational and unproven services" ...
they denied her the liver transplant.
Dec 11 - CIGNA refuses doctor requested coverage
Dec 14 - healthy liver becomes available, but because CIGNA had refused authorization, the family had to make an immediate down payment of $75,000 for the surgery ...
they couldn't afford it.[an unexpected and torrential public outcry ensues over this refusal for a doctor requested procedure ... thanks interwebs]
Dec 20 - CIGNA relents and approves the procedure.
... a few hours later, Nataline Sarkisyan dies
“Every politician who thinks the answer to our healthcare crisis is more insurance should stop and think about Nataline Sarkisyan,” said DeMoro. “Insurance is not care. Paying for insurance coverage is not the same as assuring you will receive appropriate care, even when recommended by a physician as it was for Nataline. Insurance corporations profit by denying care to the sick, and that is no way to run a humane healthcare system.”