‘An Arm And A Leg’: Journalist Learns The Hard Way That CPAP Compliance Pays

By Dan Weissmann July 17, 2019

Dan Weissmann

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When Eric Umansky found that the machine that helps him breathe at night time was “transmitting” his sleep habits to his insurance coverage firm, he was not joyful. He was additionally lower than happy to be taught that his insurer needed to make use of that info to keep away from paying for the therapy his physician prescribed.

Irked, Umansky — who’s a journalist — recruited an investigative reporter in his newsroom to unravel the story. Later, each males spoke with podcast host Dan Weissmann.

Episode 6 of “An Arm and a Leg” uncovers some stunning guidelines and laws designed to get customers to shoulder an even bigger share of the price of medical tools.

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