teen's family sues Cigna over transplant

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
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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• United States
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.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
6 Jan 09
That is tragic to hear. I just wish I had health care or insurance to be able for them to refuse. I have not coverage whatsoever and neither does my hubby.
• India
28 Dec 08
wht the hell?? this is insane happy lotting and have a nice day!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Dec 08
That is just terrible. I have yet to have my insurance refuse to pay for anything I have needed to get done. *knock on wood* I think it is just wrong.