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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorBains, Ajeeten_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-18T18:01:10Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-04-18T18:01:10Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-04-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13254en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1994, the Eastern Virginia District court case Bailey v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia established that insurance companies could not deny coverage for experimental stem cell therapy treatments. The plaintiff, Mary Bailey, was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer and sought treatment involving high-dose chemotherapy and an advanced stem cell treatment, which was a novelty at the time. Stem cells are cells that have the potential to develop into several different types of cells in the body. The defendant was the health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield, which denied coverage for Bailey’s treatment. The district court sided with Bailey and ordered that BCBS could not deny coverage for her specific treatment. While Bailey v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia resulted in Bailey receiving compensation for her treatment, it also increased national awareness of stem cell therapy with chemotherapy.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical insuranceen_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth insurance policiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth insurance claimsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployer-sponsored health insuranceen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedically uninsured womenen_US
dc.subject.lcshHealth insurance--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.meshCancer Chemotherapy Drugsen_US
dc.subject.meshCombination Chemotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshChemotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshCancer Chemotherapy Protocolsen_US
dc.subject.meshComprehensive Health Insuranceen_US
dc.subject.meshInsurance, Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshInsurance Benefitsen_US
dc.titleBailey v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia (1994)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.taghealth insurance coverageen_US
dc.subject.taginsurance lawsuitsen_US
dc.subject.taghigh-dose chemotherapyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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