I thought I'd relay a personal experience with O'care.
A family friend, more of my wife's than mine, has had "internal" issues for well over a year. She went in just over a year ago for bleeding (stool). Doc's check her out,"your'e fine" is the verdict. Jump forward to last week, the bleeding started up again, and a bit worse. She has a colonoscopy done and they find a "thumb sized" tumor. The biopsy comes back positive for cancer.
She and her family on on Covered California insurance. Her doc sends in the request(s) for what's necessary to go forward with treatment, scans, operation, etc.
He gets back, and I'm not kidding, 'Well, how bad is it? Does she really need the procedure(s)?
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