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Pay for out of network treatments

My friend Scott was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Dana Farber gave him six months to live with no treatment and eight months to live with conventional treatment. Scott chose to go to Germany where he was given treatment that is not approved in the United States. His tumors shrunk 90 percent and his cancer markers are down 75 percent. He found a clinic in New York that is continuing his treatment and again all tests results shows him getting better. He lives in Massachusetts and since he is going out of network for his treatments, Blue Cross Blue Shield is refusing payment. His decision to want to live is costing him and his family $2500.00 a week. Although there is fundraising going on don't you think if we are paying into our insurance they should pay to keep us alive? Shouldn't we have a choice of our course of medications? Here is the best part, it's actually cheaper to do it Scott's way then it was to do it the conventional way from Dana Farber. And ten months later, he is working, gardening, running, enjoying his life with his family. They said he would be dead by now. It's time for the insurance companies to give us back our freedom of choice on how we want to handle our illnesses.

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