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When Eric Umansky discovered that the machine that helps him breathe at night was “transmitting” his sleep habits to his insurance company, he was not happy.
Episode 6 of @armandalegshow uncovers some surprising rules and regulations designed to get consumers to shoulder a bigger share of the cost of medical equipment. via @danweissmann khn.org/OTczMzU5
@armandalegshow @danweissmann Equipment such as the CPAP. #CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is often one of the first solutions doctors suggest for sleep apnea. via @victoriaregisk khn.org/OTczNTAz
@armandalegshow @danweissmann @victoriaregisk Studies suggest that from one-third to more than 50% of patients either stop using their #CPAP machine or never bother to fill their prescription.
@armandalegshow @danweissmann @victoriaregisk Patients who don’t comply may end up paying out-of-pocket, as explained in this week’s episode of #podcast “An Arm and a Leg.” via @danweissmann KHN/@armandalegshow khn.org/OTczMzU5
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