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Should insurers be forced to pay for expensive new cancer treatments?
Southern California Public Radio

Blue Shield of California has come under fire for refusing to pay for an expensive and controversial new radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Scripps Hospital in San Diego spent $230 million on a new proton beam therapy center set to open this fall.

Loma Linda University Medical Center was the first hospital-based proton treatment center in the nation. It’s invested millions in the technology and claims that it’s safer and healthier than traditional radiation treatments.