Yup. Them as wants to be in charge of what money goes where, why, and when, and don't like it when it moves without their say-so, are at it again. This procedure is now investigatory whatever the heck that is supposed to mean.
Everybody knows it doesn't always work. Everybody knows it can take several tries. Everybody knows sometimes even then it doesn't work.
What to do in the exception case should not determine the rule.
Angioplasty should not be denied to anyone because they have had a diagnosis of 'MS'. Insured treatment of known health problems with known health procedures should not be denied to anyone because they have had a diagnosis of 'MS'. Full stop.
That is why your president pushed legislation that outlaws the practice of denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. A diagnosis of 'MS', in this circumstance, is nothing but a pre-existing condition, an excuse to claw back money, at the expense of legitimate customers, policy-holders who get sick. Pure and simple.
The same situation exists in Canada. If the bean-counters at these insurance companies had any foresight they might see an entire generation of customers paying their premiums to someone smarter from now on, someone who is on their side, and wants a win-win scenario.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience