The Scripps Proton Therapy Center which opened in 2014 has not yet lived up to financial expectations. The treatment is covered under Medicare, but insurers have so far been reluctant to cover the procedure. Photo courtesy of Scripps Health

The Scripps Proton Therapy Center which opened in 2014 has not yet lived up to financial expectations. The treatment is covered under Medicare, but insurers have so far been reluctant to cover the procedure. Photo courtesy of Scripps Health

— Frustrated with insurance delays, Scripps Health recently increased the number of patients it treats without prior health-plan approval at the $225 million proton therapy center it manages in Mira Mesa...

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