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Laurie Todd

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Laurie Todd is an author, teacher, and insurance strategist.

In 2005, Laurie was diagnosed with late-stage appendix cancer. She was told by her oncologist, "There is no treatment for your disease. And, even if there were, they wouldn't pay for it."

Ms. Todd succeeded in persuading her insurer to fully cover her lifesaving treatment with Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, the world's expert on appendix cancer. The cost for the extensive surgery, intrapertoneal chemotherapy, and forty days in hospital was $345,000. Her share? Nine dollars.

During the past four years, Laurie has written forty-four winning insurance appeals, for lifesaving treatments costing from $100,000 to $500,000. Many insurers, many conditions/diseases, all over the United States. She has

The Insurance Intelligencer

The $3.7 Million Man

As I go forth to speak to general audiences, people make remarks about the state of healthcare.

I heard this one in the farm belt of Ohio:

"The problem with healthcare these days is greedy doctors."

Treatment denied

On August 5, I received a call from Tina in Michigan. Her husband Michael had been diagnosed with metastasized abdominal cancer... Read more of this blog post »
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The Sample Appeal: More Insurance Warrior Wisdom (Business & Investing)
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Description: My new book. "The Sample Appeal" explains exactly how to prepare and write a winning insurance appeal.
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A tale in the manner of Carlos Castaneda. The romance part feels a little bit inappropriate ... we'll see where it goes.
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I did not finish reading this book. I couldn't find a compelling reason why much of the personal detail was included. The entire story of the author's high school track career pretty much ended it for me.
Laurie Todd is on page 43 of 336 of My Father's Heart: Not sure about the merits. Do we really need to hear all about your high-school track career?
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My name is Laurie Todd. I am the Insurance Warrior. I have won forty-four lifesaving insurance appeals, including my own. I have never lost a case. I ...more

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