The Daily

May 8, 2018

When Insurance Interferes In Your Good Care

“Last September, Kathy Halamka received a letter from her health insurance company stating that it was discontinuing coverage for her ongoing cancer care because the payer had come across research published 27 years ago suggesting that a different, less expensive treatment was better. The insurer took this action even though Kathy had successfully stayed in remission for five years with her current treatment.

The person responsible for making the decision? A retired psychiatrist from New Hampshire.”