Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sick? You're Cancelled! (Healthcare, USA)

Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members of Congress who decried the practice as unfair and abusive.
I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of time before DieSuckah Health Insurance cancels me. After all, I'm no longer a profit center, I'm costing them money.
Medical Insurance Cancellation Tricks

Nothing like being cancelled when you are at your most vulnerable, and least able to fight back.
...policyholders with breast cancer, lymphoma and more than 1,000 other conditions were targeted for rescission and that employees were praised in performance reviews for terminating the policies of customers with expensive illnesses.
Health insurers refuse to limit rescission of coverage

Seven Powerful Laws of Health Insurance. If you can only stomach one article, read this one.

That ought to curl your hair and get you ready to sign a petition. I'm still looking for the petition that RESCINDS Congress' shamefully excessive uber-deluxe health insurance. Let them shop around like the rest of us -- that might motivate them to make real changes. In the meantime, there's the Citizens for Real Health Care Reform. Go, read, sign, and spread the word.

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