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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Vietnam Veteran suffering from multiple myeloma dropped from Insurance for 2 cent shortage
Insurance Company Drops Vet Over 2-Cent Shortage
Two pennies. That's the difference between a potentially life-saving surgery, and a dropped insurance plan.
Ron has been fighting cancer since September 2008. He has multiple myeloma -- cancer in the bone marrow. Doctors at St. Luke's have performed stem cell transplant surgery twice. He needs another transplant before the end of February, and they have a donor. But, because of the two-cent mistake, Ceridian Cobra Services will not pay for the procedure.
The family believes the cause of Ron's cancer is likely exposure to Agent Orange while Ron was deployed in Vietnam. Now, he waits for the stem cell transplant he needs.