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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois needs to approve and pay for Alicia Flannery's Care

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On February 4th, 2018, Alicia Flannery suffered a tramatic brain injury and has been in a coma at Abington Memorial Hospital in Suburban Philadelphia.

Alicia is an otherwise healthy, 42 year old Mother of 2 boys, ages 8 and 12.  We are working tirelessly to give her the best possible chance of a meaningful recovery.

Unfortunately, we are insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and they value profits much more than human life.  We worked with a Social Worker from Abington Memorial Hospital and selected Good Sheppard in Allentown for neurological rehab.   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois denied our first request.  Their initial denial was based on their opinion that it's "not medically necessary".  After a peer to peer conversation, they changed their story and said that "she's not responsive enough to benefit from therapy".  I'm curious as to how they think she might improve without therapy.

In an effort to work with them, we went to a second facility, Fox Subacute Clara Burke in Plymouth Meeting, PA.  We were denied again.

Time is of the essence in a situation like this.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois has purposefully drug their feet.  We have been fighting the battle to get Alicia in to a reputable rehab facility for about 3 weeks now, and unfortunately Alicia is left rotting in a hospital bed with no access to any therapy of value to her situation.

Truthfully, we are amazed at the heartlessness and lack of compassion from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.  I could not treat an animal the way that these people have treated my wife.  Alicia and I both worked in the Insurance Industry and have many contacts helping and supporting us.  Everybody tells us that they have never seen a case like this.  This is as cold, callous, and inhumane as an Insurance Company can get.

Please support this petition.  Thank you in advance.

Jim



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