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Treat patients as individuals and not as numbers
USA Today

Imagine the following scenario. Shocked by a devastating diagnosis of a rare blood cancer, your spirits are lifted when it’s announced that a new medicine could treat your disease and give you a new lease on life. But before you can begin treatment, you’re informed by your insurer that the drug isn’t cost-effective — that, in this case, the cost of the drug outweighs the value of your life.