After media pressure, insurer relents, makes exception to pay for kids’ genetic tests

WellPoint Inc. says it will pay for DNA testing for three  children to see whether they have inherited from their father a heart disease that often strikes without warning, reversing an earlier decision to deny coverage. The company is making an “exception” for the three children, following a Bloomberg News story that described how some insurers refuse to pay for genetic testing. WellPoint’s Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield unit had denied the children coverage for the test since December, calling it “experimental” and “not medically necessary.”

View the original article here: Insurer relents for area family – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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