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August 14, 2009

INSURANCE COMPANIES RESCIND THOUSANDS OF POLICIES

David S. Hilzenrath, Washington Post - You might have known that insurers can deny health coverage based on preexisting medical conditions, but here's something else to worry about: They can take away the coverage you thought you had when actually need it, the government says. The Department of Health and Human Services put a spotlight on that practice Tuesday in its continuing campaign to build support for an overhaul of health insurance. . . The department cited recent research by the staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which found that three large insurers rescinded almost 20,000 policies over five years, saving $300 million in medical claims. At least one insurer included such savings in an employee performance evaluation.

2 Comments:

Anonymous PJ said...

Where are the lawyers to prosecute these murders?

August 14, 2009 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PJ, "The love of money is the root of evil." That goes for the lawyers too. Where are they, you ask? Busy toadying to the money-worshipers who conceived of such awful practices.

August 14, 2009 8:44 PM  

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