It’s hard to believe that this was common practice for health insurers before health reform.
The health insurance industry has decided to end its practice of cancelling claims once a patient gets sick next month, well before the new health care law would have required it, the industry’s chief spokesman said Wednesday.
Congressional Democrats and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had pressured companies to end the practice early. The overhaul plan will ban the practice in September, except in cases of fraud or intentional misrepresentation, and subject it to a third party review.
Medicynical Note: The best health care system in the world? For health care, no! As a system to generate money, yes! We have a long way to go.