Health.com's Suz Redfearn is advocating insurance fraud
Your insurer doesn’t want to pay for a colonoscopy if it’s not necessary. But if your best friend is diagnosed with colon cancer and you want the $675 test to put your mind at ease, here’s how to get one covered: Mention to your doctor that you’ve had some blood in your stool and a lot of gas lately—or simply that your bowel habits have changed. Your plan has to pay for the test if you have gastro complaints, health experts say.This is beyond irresponsible journalism and has moved into the realm of promoting a crime. Such duplicity also undermines the integrity of the doctor-patient relationship. My own thought is that anyone concerned about such a piece should blog about it. Be sure to include the name of this author in your post heading for the benefit of the search engines. That's: SUZ REDFEARN. Also include the website's contact URL.
Thanks to KevinMD for flagging this story.
Here's another "classy" article written by this same author. I wonder if she's as proud of this piece of journalism as the one mentioned above?