Anthem Blue Cross: Approve Claim For Life-Saving Drug To Help Our Friend Susan Beat Cancer
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For the past year, our amazing friend, Susan Weingartner, has been doing an incredible job beating stage 4 lung cancer. But the medication she was on that was melting away her tumors stopped working and Anthem Blue Cross has denied her doctor's claim 3 times in the 2 weeks in June 2017 for another drug, Tagrisso, that her oncologist has prescribed. Please sign our petition to help our friend, Susan- a loving mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague to so many.
This is a matter of life and death and we need Anthem Blue Cross to listen and approve this medication for Susan! She has been without cancer fighting medication for weeks while she and her doctor appeal her case. This drug costs thousands of dollars a month and she can't afford it without Anthem Blue Cross covering it. Anthem refuses to recognize the professional advice of Susan's doctor -- it's outrageous.
Tagrisso is the best drug for her to be taking based on the genetic testing that Susan's renowned lung cancer oncologist prescribed, after running some very meticulous blood tests through a highly regarded lab in Boston. Her doctor spent an hour on the phone with Anthem and figured out that the people making the decision at Anthem have no medical background, while her doctor is an expert and knows exactly what Susan needs to beat her cancer!
Anthem is claiming that this drug is "non formulary" even though it is listed on their approved drugs list! They are insisting that she try and fail on another drug with worse side effects that won't target her specific gene mutation before she can have access to Tagrisso- how ludicrous is that?
Anthem Blue Cross's website claims that "The American Cancer Society has honored Anthem and our CEO as a Gold Standard employer for our efforts toward cancer prevention, detection and quality care." If that is true, they need to approve Tagrisso for Susan!
Anthem Blue Cross makes $82 BILLION in annual revenue so they can afford to take care of their customers who need life saving drugs! Anthem Blue cross claims to deliver "exceptional, personalized service"..."with a focus on improving patient outcomes and delivering value-based care." So let's see it Anthem. Put people like Susan over profits and give her the medicine she needs to live!
No one should have to endure this type of stress and treatment while trying to beat cancer! Please help Susan!
Please sign and share so that the powers that be at Anthem Blue Cross will give her access to this life saving medication ASAP that can stop her cancer!
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