When I met earlier this year with Tamar Friedman, her discomfort was obvious, not just in her face but in the constant motion of her hands as she gently rubbed fingers together in an effort to ease the tingling sensation in them.

“It’s so hard,” she said, when I asked what it’s like to keep up with her duties as a school social worker, wife and mother of two small children while also dealing with this ongoing pain.

But what caused even more stress as the 45-year-old Naperville woman battles a debilitating, nerve-destroying disease is the energy she’s had to exert over the past year to get help from her health insurance company.

That’s what Friedman was forced to do ever since learning just before Christmas the treatment approved by her neurologist was denied by Blue Cross Blue Shield, despite the fact the company had previously paid for a six-month trial her family insist made a world of difference in her health and her life.

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City: Naperville,Region: DuPage,Region: Suburbs,Opinion

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March 24, 2019 at 07:03AM