When a health insurer says it won’t pay
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2008
A for-profit health insurance company recently said noto a dying 17-year-old girl in California, then changed its mind after bad publicity. The case raises complex questions about how the country rations resources and makes medical decisions in what one ethicist called "last-chance" situations. The case also illustrates how the payment battleground has shifted, experts say.