Tuesday, June 10, 2008

274-6151 INFO:JUNE 13, 6 pm,N. Bunc. Middle Sch: Amer. Cancer Society 'Fight Back Tour': PLEASE LOBBY BCBSNC FOR SCREENING COLONOSCOPIES IN WESTERN NC

Thanks for your note American Cancer Society!

There are no screening colonoscopies for BCBSNC PPO insured.

There are over 2 million BCBSNC insured in NC.

You indicated that the Fight Back Tour bus will be coming to the North Buncombe Middle School baseball field. The relay for life event starts at 6 pm.

Address: 51 N Buncombe School RdAsheville, NC 28801(828) 645-7944: near Exit 8, Home Depot exit, Asheville, NC

Come early and enjoy music, food and lots of fun and games. The American Cancer Society Advocacy Bus will be there to distribute information on how you can be an advocate for family and friends dealing with the many types of cancer. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 274-6151 for more information.

"American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) 2008 Fight Back Express
National Tour

May I suggest that you lobby BCBSNC to create for citizens of NC screening colonoscopies.

I pay over $600/ month for BCBSNC PPO.

There are no colonoscopies available for NC citizens within 2.5 hrs of Asheville, NC, a city of 100,000 people.

BCBSNC attempts to understate the problem by creating mumbo-jumbo working associated with 'policy talk.'

This does not hide the fact that unless I pay $1200.00, I cannot obtain a screening colonoscopy by ANY gastroenterologist in western NC.

The $1200.00 does not include any matters like biopsies or tests that might be associated with such an preventive medical exam-----which is recommended by the American Cancer Society and gastroenterologists. .

marsha hammond, phd


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