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Opinion: Has your insurer denied a medical claim? Stand up for your rights

Not appealing a denied medical insurance claim is a lost opportunity. Exercising your right to appeal often pays off.

Imagine that you need surgery to correct a serious condition. You have health insurance, so you begin the process of getting your insurer to approve the operation. It does.

A month later, as you are on the road to recovery, you get a bill for the full cost of the surgery and related expenses. When you contact your insurer to determine the next steps, you’re horrified to hear that the company has changed its

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