'Insurance warrior' is on a mission: Get health plans to pay up

Though she's not the first person you'd expect to act as an "insurance warrior," Seattle woman Laurie Todd has gained a following by doing just that, STAT reports. Working out of her apartment, Todd makes it her mission to advocate for patients when insurance companies deny their claims--by poring over policy documents, researching the scientific evidence behind certain treatments and even tracking down the home phone numbers of top executives. "I'm sitting here in my pajamas making decision-makers who get $20 million a year do the right thing," she tells STAT. Article

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