Father of Seven Begs Wellpoint for Gene Test

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June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Matt Christman, a civil engineer in Huntington, Indiana, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition that kills 1,600 people in the U.S. annually. Each of his seven children has a 50 percent chance they'll have the same disorder. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the WellPoint Inc. unit that covers Christman through his employer, won't pay for the $500 genetic test that could tell them if the children are at risk. Bloomberg's John Lauerman reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

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