Health Insurers (Wellpoint) — It’s not about health care, its about the money

Get a disease and really need your health coverage, then Wellpoint should NOT be your insurer!

Shortly after they were diagnosed with breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been canceled. There was Yenny Hsu, who lived and worked in Los Angeles. And there was Patricia Reilling, a successful art gallery owner and interior designer from Louisville, Kentucky.

They had no idea that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that automatically targeted them and every other policyholder recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The software triggered an immediate fraud investigation, as the company searched for some pretext to drop their policies, according to government regulators and investigators.

Medicynical Note: It’s so outrageously hypocritical that it makes a medical cynic cry (with joy). Imagine all the blog posts that will arise from these bizarre but real policies.


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