Tuesday, June 03, 2008


I received a letter in the mail yesterday that provides, in part:

Based on the information reviewed, we are pleased to inform you that the Speech Generating Device and accessories that John Schrooten will receive from Eyetech, is approved for coverage.

Score one for the little guy! I knew it would be approved on appeal because United Healthcare-less denied the device on a completely bogus basis. UHC cited an exclusion that didn't even exist in the policy. Imagine if we didn't have DDD (Medicaid) as back-up insurance. UHC's b.s. denial would have cost Jack a six month delay in getting the device. It's just so wrong and, unfortunately, the norm for how insurance companies operate.

Onward ...........


Anonymous said...

you rock!!
xo c

Christy said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear that's a battle you don't have to fight anymore. I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your Q&A segment. Especially the religious/political one. You have such a way with words and sometimes it's like you're speaking for me, too.

Also, thanks for your kind words on Harlie's website. It is always comforting to read what you have to say.

Much love,