Stewart Perry

Insurers that target diabetes-related medications and supplies for exclusion are being shortsighted. When they fully cover prescribed treatments, insurers permit parents to start their children on the most effective medications and to use them appropriately. As a result, they experience...

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Christel Marchand Aprigliano

If the insurance company is just handing you more of the bill, what good is having health insurance?  By making patients take longer to meet their annual deductibles, copay accumulators reduce the number of days each year that insurers are...

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Melba Fujiura

Before I was diagnosed with lung cancer, health insurance was not something I ever worried about. This all changed in 2015 when I learned I had lung cancer. Upon my diagnosis, I had one mission: to fight this cancer with everything...

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Brent Niese

At just 23 years old and while enjoying his final year as a mechanical engineer major at The Ohio State University, battling brain cancer was the farthest thing from Brent’s mind. As a healthy, active college student, the diagnosis took Brent...

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Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA

As insurers ratchet up utilization management, doctors’ paperwork burden increases and patients must jump through endless administrative hoops to access care. Health insurance companies excel at devising new ways to reduce their losses, but it is doctors and patients who...

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Dr. Matthew Stryker & Joseph Bizier

Health care will continue to be ineffective until lawmakers prioritize patients’ needs above the economic interests of insurance companies and other third parties. When patient treatment plans are dictated by insurers rather than doctors, it frays the fiduciary relationship between...

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Dr. Richard A. Williams, MD, FACC

As a cardiologist, I observe this injustice on a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis. For example, individuals with cholesterol issues, hereditary heart failure and statin intolerance, there is now a class of medication called PCSK9 inhibitors that help lower cholesterol...

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Lynn Crisci

Four years ago, I suffered a traumatic brain injury as a bystander in the blast zone of the Boston Marathon bombing. My health issues were severe, chronic and painful. But the pain was made even worse by my insurer’s decision...

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Ellen Lenox Smith

Like many, I had an unexpected health decline. After years of ongoing pain and surgeries, I was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, called Ehlers-Danlos. While it was something I was born with, it took 54 years to attain the...

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Kari Roundy

As one of the 23 million Americans diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, I have been adversely impacted and frustrated by my insurers’ attempts to reject the treatment plan designed my doctors. Following years of failed treatments and ineffective medications, my cardiologist...

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