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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

health insurance is not

the same has health care. health care is about treating you...making you better. health insurance is about making money for the company...and letting you die if you are too sick because it would affect their bottom line. you get sick...your insurance company will drop you like a hot potato...as some on congress are finding out.
...an investigation by the house subcommittee on oversight and investigations showed that health insurers wellpoint inc., unitedhealth group and assurant inc. canceled the coverage of more than 20,000 people, allowing the companies to avoid paying more than $300 million in medical claims over a five-year period.

it also found that 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.

...a texas nurse said she lost her coverage, after she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, for failing to disclose a visit to a dermatologist for acne. - latte times

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 1:34 AM |


Health care means that after laser surgery and 18 months of wound care, I can still walk.

Health insurance means that despite expensive coverage and huge payroll deductions I still have $8300 in medical bills to pay.

A good, used wheelchair would have only been about $400.

Personally, I wish nothing but years of pain and grief on every insurance company executive. May they rot.
commented by Blogger David Aquarius, 3:35 AM PDT  
Similar situation told by a mother of a patient at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?p=1802
commented by Blogger carly.torino, 4:58 AM PDT  
I saw a write up about health insurance. They asked for a show of hands- How many people have health insurance?
About half the people in the room raised their hands.

Then someone else asked How many people are happy with the health insurance you have?
No one raised their hands!

I sat through a supplemental insurance program presentation @ work, (for Aflack) after explaining all the different policies they had, they then said we don't cover anyone with diabetes or heart problems. Just wholesale- right off the bat- if you have a serious medical condition, you are automatically disqualified.

Hmmmm, they never mention that in their Quacking Duck commercials.
I bet if they did, lots of people would boycott them
on the principal of their discrimination.

It floors me that it is an allowed/legal practice.
commented by Blogger Fran, 7:37 AM PDT  
If all these people who were denied coverage lived in France then all of their illnesses and injuries would be covered...and it would cost half as much per capita as it does in the US to cover all of us.
commented by Blogger The Precious, 7:51 AM PDT  

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