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Demand Custom Cranial Prosthesis Insurance Coverage

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If given the choice, no one would want to lose hair due to medical reasons. Hair loss can be a crisis that's hard for many to take. The right wig can make all the difference in the world ? boosting self-esteem, even helping the healing process for chemotherapy patients.

Living with Alopecia can be very stressful as well. Feelings towards baldness have been devastatingly negative as most view hair loss as a sign of weakness. Most Alopecia patients are not frail. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that causes a person to lose their hair as the immune system destroys the hair follicles.

Yet the medical industry doesn?t accept hair loss as a vital medical problem and disregards the real distresses endured by so many.

Most medical insurance providers do not cover custom cranial ?scalp? prosthesis. They may reimburse a small portion of a stock prosthesis. It is our mission to hopefully improve how medical insurance providers cover custom cranial ?scalp? prosthesis.

We admire Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland and Minnesota medical insurance mandate laws to assist with the cost of cranial ?scalp? prosthesis. It is a start. But even with mandates the providers will only cover a portion of a stock unit and the patients still carry the burden of paying for a custom cranial ?scalp? prosthesis.

With this new legislation it would allow medical insurance companies to cover realistic looking custom cranial prosthesis for patients suffering from medical related hair loss.

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Jan 25th, 2017
Someone from Port Orchard, WA writes:
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For 20+yrs I have battled and lived with alopica universalous. I never had a cranial postithies but had buy SEVERAL wigs (no meant for everyday wear cuz it's causes rashes, eye injuries, mental embrassesment, lose of jobs and much more. Please make insurances to cover a cranial pos. Which is WAY more then a wig!
Jan 14th, 2017
Someone from Escondido, CA writes:
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My daughter has alopecia. I tried to have my insurance pay for a wig and the denied as not medically necessary. What is sad is that they will cover counseling services. Why not provide the wig and avoid counseling services for depression.
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