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Dr. Stryker, Dr. Bizier: Let Doctors and Patients, not Insurers, Decide Treatment

May 30, 2017

Two doctors explain how a non-medically trained government official cited Wikipedia as a reason to let insurers deny a patient treatment recommended by her physicians.

Should health insurance companies dictate courses of treatment for patients? Should government officials let them? Dr. Matthew Stryker, assistant professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services (ACPHS), and Dr. Joseph Bizier, an ACPHS instructor, share a harrowing story of how an insurer and uninformed official overstepped their proper role, putting a patient at risk.

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