Just another means for insurance companies to save money by preventing our doctors from prescribing the care needed. (Or delaying it so death comes first). My sister was fine until she tripped during a nighttime visit to the bathroom. She broke her ankles and the insurance company has denied every request her doctor has made for every test. She is now unable to walk.

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