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Health insurance companies are not your friends

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INSURANCE CO-PAYS, DELAYS, DENIALS, EXCLUSIONS, AND RECISSIONS.

Blue Cross was fined $150,000 by the California Department of Managed Healthcare to penalize it for 12 Million dollars in premium overcharging errors.

Assurant Health -- was just fined $3 million by the state of Connecticut for illegally denying care to hundreds of patients?

Health Net is being sued for $6 Million by a patient whose coverage was dropped in the middle of her cancer treatment, and Health Net gives bonuses for dropped policies! According to the article, the company called 2003 "a banner year" , for saving the company $6 million in what they call "unnecessary health care expenses."

A California Appellate Court rules against insurer's recission practices, and allows a family to sue Blue Shield for dropping their coverage after it had previously approved coverage for medical treatment.

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Submitted by lambert on

They make a lot more on the denials than the fines -- and I wonder if the fines are tax deductible, which would be funny.

And their reputation is already in the toilet, so the PR effect of the fine is minimal.

We need a corporate death penalty...

[x] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.