Michelle Neff

I have acid reflux, and when my condition worsened, my doctor wanted me to take my medication twice a day, but my insurance company would not approve the increased dosage. The nurse at my doctor’s office made numerous phone calls,...

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Selina Childs

Although I was born in the Philippines, my father worked at the United Nations and I grew up in the United States, Asia, and Europe.  Prior to becoming a U.S. citizen, I enjoyed years of affordable health care and transparent...

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Rogen Chhabra

Too often, I have worked on behalf of patients who are forced to “fail first” on their treatment regimen by insurers, requiring patients to try the insurer’s preferred sequence of treatments before the insurer will cover the treatment the doctor...

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Hunter Limbaugh

Studies show that patients forced to shoulder more of the expense of their medications are more likely to try to make the prescriptions for their original medication last longer by splitting pills or skipping doses. During my time as Chair...

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Cheryl Elias

When getting to the doctor or picking up a prescription is not as simple as running to the corner, dealing with a treatment delay or denial caused by your insurance company can be a major nuisance. In rural areas, where...

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Tiffany Armstrong

Every parent wants the best for his or her child, including the medicine the doctor believes will best care for that child’s diabetes. Insurers that refuse to cover certain prescribed diabetes treatments, thinking that parents will simply switch to the...

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George Huntley

Many patients cannot afford the high out-of-pocket costs for treatments their insurer won’t cover, which push patients off of their doctors’ preferred treatments. This has real consequences, with reduced adherence accounting for up to 10 percent of hospitalizations, 25 percent...

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Jeff Hitchcock

As a long-time advocate for children with diabetes, I know that many of these young patients face a lifetime of challenges. However, if insurers continue to exclude more and more diabetes-related medications and supplies from coverage, children with diabetes and...

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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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