Courtney Jenkins-Atnip was one of seven families who came to Washington, DC to confront the insurance industry for denying their care. They came from around the country and appeared at the same hotel as the health insurance lobby’s annual State Issues conference in downtown D.C. to recount the mistreatment they and their loved ones have endured at the hands of the private health insurance industry.
Courtney is a mother of a toddler from Tennessee who was denied medication for Crohn’s disease by UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare had approved the same medication 12 months earlier. By the time coverage was reinstated, Courtney’s condition had deteriorated, and she was forced to undergo serious surgery and miss 2 months of work.
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