Saturday, March 24, 2007
"Industry Wide" Insurance Practice to Dump Pregnant, Sick?
Will this be in Michael Moore's upcoming "Sicko?"
From today's LA Times...
- "Blue Cross of California "routinely" violated state law when it canceled
individual health insurance coverage after policyholders got pregnant or sick...
according to a state investigation of practices that appear to be industrywide."
- "The state investigation found that Blue Cross used ... a dedicated department
to systematically investigate and cancel the policies of pregnant women and the
chronically ill... Regulators examined 90 randomly selected cases ... out of
about 1,000 a year in California — and found violations in each one."
- (Parent Company) "WellPoint Inc., earned $3.1 billion in profit last year on revenue of $57 billion."