Patients Surprised by Bizarre Charges for Routine Colonoscopies Though Insurance Expected to Cover Entire Procedure

CHICAGO, IL – Chantal Panozzo and her husband expected their first routine colonoscopies to be fully covered by insurance as preventive care under federal law. However, after following their primary care doctors’ orders and scheduling their screenings, the bills that followed left them blindsided. This caught the couple off guard, particularly because they pay over $1,400 each month for insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange. Panozzo and her husband run a business out of …

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