Thursday, March 13, 2008

Patient Safety Advocate needs your help!

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Hugh M. Robert <> wrote:

The senate recently voted against a bill that would have mandated health insurance companies to cover medically necessary procedures. While this bill has been politicized, there are some serious procedures that are being denied which are important to the insured’s health.

We are currently looking for examples where an insurance company has denied a claim for a breast reconstruction after chemo and mastectomy surgery, or a case where perhaps a burn victim was denied a claim to have facial reconstruction surgery.

If you could please pass this along to your lists and if you know of someone who has one of these circumstances, please have them contact me as soon as possible.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Hugh M. Robert <> wrote:

We will be having a press conference on Tuesday March 18th at 10:30 AM in the capital press room on the fourth floor to call attention to the problem of nursing homes operating without insurance.

We have one family who will be telling their story of a loved one who was seriously injured and not able to pursue a case due to the nursing home being in receivership.

We would love to have a couple more families or stories to tell at our press conference. If you know someone or could pass this along to your list to ask for families who have had a loved one injured but not able to hold them responsible due to their not carrying insurance, please have them contact me ASAP.

Hugh M. Robert
Executive Director
OK Center for Consumer and Patient Safety
PO Box 4481
Tulsa, OK 74159
office: 800-994-6025
mobile: 918-850-0293
facsimile 918-512-4208

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