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7/11/2012
By Carmen Balber
Consumer Watchdog Hall of Famer Hilda Sarkisyan lost her 17-year-old daughter Nataline after their insurance company CIGNA refused to pay for a potentially life-saving transplant. CIGNA was able to deny the transplant with impunity because a federal law bars the Sarkisyans, or anyone who gets their insurance from a private employer, from...
Blog Post
6/15/2012
By Carmen Balber
Yesterday I helped arrange a meeting with Hilda Sarkisyan, a Consumer Watchdog Hall of Famer, and health insurance industry whistleblower and Deadly Spin author Wendell Potter, with Senate staff on Capitol Hill. Hilda's 17-year-old daughter Nataline died after her insurance company CIGNA refused to pay for a potentially life-saving...
Blog Post
5/18/2011
By Jamie Court
On June 4th, at our Rage for Justice Awards, Consumer Watchdog will induct two remarkable patient advocates into the select group in Consumer Watchdog's Hall of Fame. Dana Christensen and Hilda Sarkisyan will be welcomed into the Hall of Farme for their heroic efforts to raise awareness about health insurance company abuses. Dana was...
Blog Post
4/14/2011
By Carmen Balber
Hilda Sarkisyan became a tireless advocate for change when she lost her daughter Nataline to cancer after their insurance company denied coverage for a potentially life-saving transplant. Wendell Potter was an executive at that insurance company when Nataline’s death became the final wake-up call that led him to leave the industry and...