Cover Treatment for Mark at Cedar Sinai NOW

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Mark was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease at age 25.  His cancer was cured, yet the radiation and chemotherapy damaged his organs, especially his heart.  Mark is urgently in need of a heart transplant. Doctors at Meijer Heart Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, all  agree that the best place for Mark to receive treatment is at Cedar Sinai. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan met with the doctors briefly to review Mark's case and then denied coverage for Cedar Sinai.  Blue Cross Blue Shield has agreed to send Mark elsewhere for treatment, but again, doctors believe that Mark's best option is at Cedar Sinai.   The surgeon there has even offered to waive his fees.  Doctors at Cedar Sinai believe that Mark could receive a new heart within five months.  BUT, if he goes elsewhere, it could be up to a year.  Mark needs a new heart now.  Tell BCBS to cover treatment at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.



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