Cancer Survivor Rips UnitedHealthcare Over Coverage Denial
Law360 (March 27, 2019, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A cancer survivor whose plight caught the attention of U.S. lawmakers has filed a proposed class action accusing UnitedHealthcare of violating federal benefits law by refusing to pick up the tab for a treatment called proton beam therapy.
Kate Weissman's suit, lodged in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday, said that after dozens of rounds of treatment — including proton beam therapy, or PBT — she was now cancer-free, but that the insurer's denial of PBT coverage left her saddled with a $95,000 medical bill.
While Weissman's employer-sponsored health care plan promised coverage for the radiation therapy, she said UnitedHealthcare adhered to an...
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