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Old 19.08.2021, 09:41
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Re: Refused semi-private health insurance

My husband and I have private insurance which we took out in our early thirties when we first moved to CH. We had no benefit from it until a few years ago when my husband had kidney cancer. The tumour was spotted during a CT scan for an infection. At first he was told he would lose the kidney and it would be removed by surgical excision from the back with a wait of a few weeks and a significant recovery time. I then mentioned that he was privately insured and that we wanted it done more quickly and would seek a second opinion. In that moment everything changed. The Urologist went off and looked again at his schedule. He then said he would use a Da Vinci machine and only take the tumour with no surgical cut at all. He was a very straight guy and he commented that every Doctor would want my husband referred to him as they can charge more.

I am now awaiting the results of a biopsy for melanoma. In my case I will be referred to University Hospital. I don't anticipate that I will get any better care than anyone else, although I could request the most senior Doctor/Professor.
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