My fiancée’s mother has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer (Stage III invasive ductal carcinoma, to be exact.) Her health insurance comes through the government due to her ex-husband being retired military and apparently it’s quite good. However, it also has a provision that allows the government to require her to go to a military hospital for treatment if they desire and a facility is within 100 miles.
Well, I’m told they’ve invoked this right, so now my future mother-in-law has to go to a military hospital (which my fiancée says are sub-par) instead of going to one of the best cancer specialists in the area.
a. Is a military hospital a bad place to get treated for this kind of condition?
b. Is there any way to appeal this and get out of it? Anyone have any experience with this?