Legitimate expectations, unreasonable beliefs, and legally mandated coverage of experimental therapy

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Francis, Leslie
Title Legitimate expectations, unreasonable beliefs, and legally mandated coverage of experimental therapy
Date 2004
Description Photographs of patients seeking contributions for expensive bone marrow transplants are an everyday image on supermarket checkout stands. Benefit concerts, newspaper stories, and community fundraisers pitch in to help patients who cannot otherwise afford expensive medical interventions. Patients with multiple myeloma lined up to testify before the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee about the lifesaving possibilities of "their" bone marrow transplants.' Many of the patients who are the subjects of these appeals have health insurance, but their insurance has denied coverage because the care has been judged to be experimental or not reasonably medically necessary. Behind these appeals for funding lies the judgment that these patients are not receiving care to which they are entitled-at least, care to which they are sufficiently entitled to deserve community support for their fundraising efforts.
Type Text
Publisher Indiana University School of Law
Volume 1
First Page 215
Last Page 251
Subject Experimental therapy; Mandated coverage; Off-label drug uses
Subject LCSH Medicine, Experimental; Medicine, Experimental -- Law and legislation; Therapeutics, Experimental; Therapeutics, Experimental -- Law and legislation
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Francis, L. (2004). Legitimate expectations, unreasonable beliefs, and legally mandated coverage of experimental therapy. Indiana Health Law Review, 1, 215-51.
Rights Management (c)Indiana University School of Law
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6126b9z
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