teen's family sues Cigna over transplant
December 27, 2008 10:54am CST
The family of a 17-year-old leukemia patient has sued health insurance giant Cigna Corp. for her death in 2007 after the company initially refused to pay for a liver transplant. Case serves as a tragic poster child for everything that's wrong with our insurance based health care system. Has an insurance company ever refused to pay for a procedure you needed? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081226/ap_on_re_us/teen_liver_transplant;_ylt=AslDP0fc_QzYiGaj4CZUyZ3VJRIF
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7 Jan 09
Ah, yes. I've heard several stories like this before. Insurance companies want to save their money and there are times with that runs counter to saving the life of a plan participant. They often have nice legal sounding reasons to refuse to pay or delay approval. It is, I think, a rather ghastly part of the insurance business.