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Atlanta, Georgia, USA - January 16, 2020: Sign of Aetna on the office building in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Aetna Inc is an American managed health care company that sells health care insurance. Photo: by JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock The putative class action lawsuit alleges Aetna Life Insurance Co. put profits over cancer patients’ best interests. Photo: by JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock

A putative class action lawsuit that alleges a major insurance carrier has systematically declined to cover a necessary cancer treatment purely because of its cost has jumped to federal court in the Middle District of Florida.

The allegations concern proton-beam radiation therapy, which targets tumors with energy from positively charged particles called protons, instead of X-rays.

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