Netherlands - Insurer under fire after refusing breast cancer treatment
Monday, 08 03 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Europe
Insurer Menzis often refuses breast cancer patients’ requests for a chest bandage for painful fluid retention in their chest, even after a referral from a physician or therapists.
This is according to the Breast Cancer Society, who receives these patients’ complaints, AD reports. “Thoracic Bandages are in the basic package and should be compensated if an expert asks for it”, AnneLoes van Staa, president of the Breast Cancer Society, said to the newspaper. A Thoracic Bandage is a tight vest used by women who suffer from excess moisture after breast cancer surgery.
Source: NL Times