ADVISORY: Thousands Demand Cigna Put Care Over Cost & Cover Critical Treatment for Springfield, Missouri resident


Contact: Crystal Brigman Mahaney, [email protected], 417-693-5690; Missouri Jobs with Justice Communications Director

ADVISORY: Thousands Demand Cigna Put Care Over Cost & Cover Critical Treatment for Springfield, Missouri resident

Springfield Health Care Advocates to Share Health Care Stories and as St. Louis Advocates Deliver 3,000 Petitions at Rally Outside Cigna Building

Springfield, Missouri – TOMORROW, Thursday, November 10th, Springfield health care advocates will hold a press conference highlighting Cigna’s 

At the same time, St. Louis health care advocates will rally at Cigna Healthcare’s local office to deliver 3,000 petitions demanding it provide medically-necessary care to its policyholders. Despite Cigna promising its policyholders to work “Together, all the way,” Cigna suddenly stopped covering Springfield, Missouri resident Mark Hall’s ulcerative colitis treatment. For more than a year without this medication, Mark has faced daily chronic pain while he’s been stuck in the corporate appeals process. 

More than 3,000 Americans signed a petition demanding Cigna resolve Mark’s claim denial and immediately get him the care he needs to successfully treat his ulcerative colitis so he can live with less pain.

But Mark’s story isn’t unique. Every year, private insurance companies deny claims to tens of millions of people of every race and background. 


What:  Press conference featuring Rally and Delegation of Missourians deliver more than 3,000 petitions demanding Cigna pay for its policyholder, Mark Hall, care.

When: Thursday, November 10th, 2:00 PM

Where:  National Avenue Christian Church – Gallery, 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65804


  • Mark Hall and Callie Gibson, Springfield residents actively fighting Cigna claims denial to get Mark the medicine he needs to treat his chronic ulcerative colitis
  • Judith Dasovich, MD, FACP, retired internal medicine physician
  • Ashley Quinn, Justice Coordinator at National Avenue Christian Church and member of the Springfield Jobs with Justice Workers’ Rights Board


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