Obamacare Plans Don’t Always Include Top Cancer Centers

Patients always have the right to appeal an insurer’s decision to turn down their request for care at a major cancer center. But the chances an appeal will be honored can vary widely by type of cancer and an individual’s case.

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Patients always have the right to appeal an insurer’s decision to turn down their request for care at a major cancer center. But the chances an appeal will be honored can vary widely by type of cancer and an individual’s case.

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Being told that you have cancer can be scary. Discovering that your health insurance plan doesn’t give you access to leading cancer centers may make the diagnosis even more daunting.

As insurers in the plans set up under the Affordable Care Act shrink their provider networks and slash the number of plans that offer out-of-network coverage, some consumers are learning that their treatment options can be limited.

One reader wrote to Kaiser Health News last month saying that she was dismayed to learn

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/03/506742736/obamacare-plans-dont-always-include-top-cancer-centers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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