From NPR: You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

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We – the American Sleep Apnea Association – are quoted in this interesting article from NPR.

Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. 

From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer.

Schmidt, an information technology specialist from Carrollton, Texas, was shocked. “I had no idea they were sending my information across the wire.”

Rest the rest of the article here.

This story is part of a series from ProPublica and NPR investigating little-seen aspects of the health insurance and health care industries.


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