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Docs oppose Aetna plan on colonoscopies

AP/Yahoo News, February 5, 2008
The New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists and the New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society are opposing a plan by Aetna Inc. to drop coverage of a type of anesthesia used during colonoscopies. Doctors say patients anxious about colorectal screening may balk unless they are assured that their insurance coverage includes the cost of anesthesiologists who administer propofol.