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Health Net faces suit over refusals to cover treatments
Los Angeles Times

Robert Mendoza of Monrovia says he had to come up with about $30,000 last year to pay for a cancer surgery that his insurer, Health Net Inc., refused to cover because it wasn’t considered “medically necessary.”

Kalana Penner of La Cañada Flintridge says she had the same problem when her doctor recommended surgery for a serious nerve condition, and once again Health Net said it wouldn’t pay. Finally, she got California insurance officials last year to order the Woodland Hills insurer to cover it.