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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

"Death By Denial": Annals of Health Insurance

News stories of insurance denials are as common as summer rain, but this one (Frankfort (Ind.) Times) caught my eye.  I've heard of denying coverage for a cancer patient because the proposed treatment is experimental or otherwise not medically necessary and appropriate, but oral morphine for a patient with end-stage cancer (primary site in the kidneys, with mets to the lungs and brain)?  [tm]

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