inewsource: Hustling Hope

Number 28215
Subject Health Care
Source inewsource
State
Year 2018
Publication Date June - September 2018
Summary inewsource spent months investigating how a California lawyer built a national network of Trina Health clinics to perform what he calls a “miraculous” treatment for reversing the complications of diabetes, even though medical experts consider it a scam that harms patients. Senior healthcare reporter Cheryl Clark tells the story of a couple in rural Montana who invested their life savings into opening their own clinic, in part so the husband could get the treatments locally for his diabetes. Less than two years later, the clinic was shuttered as health insurers refused to pay for the treatment and its founder came under federal investigation. He pleaded guilty in January 2019 to public corruption charges related to his Trina Health operation in Alabama.
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Keywords inewsource, California, Trina Health, diabetes, health care, insurance public corruption, Alabama, investigation
Related Links https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/questionable-diabetes-treatment-that-raised-hopes-now-at-the-center-of-criminal-charges
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