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Cancer-Surviving Judge Slams UnitedHealthcare As 'Immoral And Barbaric' For Refusing To Cover Another Man's Treatment

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Cancer-surviving judge slams UnitedHealthcare as 'immoral and barbaric' for refusing to cover another man's treatment - as he recuses himself from the case

  • Richard Cole, 71, of Miami, Florida, was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in spring 2018
  • His doctors recommended proton beam therapy, which delivers a high energy beam of protons rather than high energy X-rays to the cancerous areas
  • But his insurance company, UnitedHealthcare, denied coverage, saying the therapy was experimental
  • Cole filed a lawsuit in April and says the company denied his request because proton beam therapy is more expensive than traditional radiation treatment
  • US District Judge Robert Scola recused himself from the case on Monday and said he can't be impartial because he had prostate cancer in 2017
  • Scola wrote in his order of recusal that UnitedHealthcare denying Cole coverage for treatment was 'immoral and barbaric'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/...-insurer-barbaric-denying-cancer-therapy.html
 

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I would get it done anyway, Put it on the visa/mastercard and if you live then you got a bill, if you don't well then you dont have a bill... At that age he could go into a nursing home and never see the financial consequences personally anyway.
 

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Our local high school principal has a cancerous glioma brain tumor. Went through surgery. They could only remove part of the tumor.

Doctors suggested proton therapy in Philadelphia. Insurance said it was experimental and not covered. He needed $105,000 for Treatment Round 1 and 2.

Locals set up a GoFundMe page and he received the funds in about one week from donations. So far, the treatment bought him a couple of years, he is still on the job but sadly failing slowly.