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United Healthcare Has Policy That Denies Breast Reduction Without Cancer?

Posted Sep 21 2009 12:00am

An MMH Forum discussion includes a report of a woman who found that her United Heathcare policy has an exclusion for breast reduction unless she has cancer.

With most health insurance, breast reduction is a covered procedure based on a minimum quantity of tissue for removal and symptoms such as back pain. I have not heard of a policy like this before, but new policies with exclusions are coming out all the time. This is just one more thing to check when you are buying health insurance: what it specifically doesn’t cover.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD


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