Thursday, April 22, 2010

Canceling Insurance For Women Who Get Sick

WellPoint Targets Breast Cancer Patients For Recision
By: Jane Hamsher Thursday April 22, 2010 9:00 am

Federal investigators have told Reuters that WellPoint, the country’s largest insurance company, is using an algorithm to target women with breast cancer for the express purpose of dropping their coverage.

Murray Waas writes that WellPoint “specifically targeted women with breast cancer for aggressive investigation with the intent to cancel their policies”:


Traditionally, insurance is the assumption of risk, uncertain but statistically predictable across a population, for a fee. What WellPoint is doing is using more statistics on its customer population to remove the uncertainty for some individuals, take their money... and drop their coverage anyway.

Call it what you will, theft, fraud, etc., what WellPoint is committing is both unconscionable and criminal. Their executives should rot in jail for a long time. And former WellPoint VP Liz Fowler, who literally wrote Sen. Max Baucus's part of the healthcare "reform" legislation, should find herself banned from all contact with anyone in Washington for the rest of her life.


  1. I will put it as the Rev Dr Spooner would have: Bucking Fastards.

  2. ... and at least one Fitch, too, jams: Fowler herself. She is bound to have known. One wonders what else she sneaked into the healthcare "reform" bill.

  3. Once again I am glad to live in a country with an evil socialised medical system that left Stephen Hawking to die untreated...

  4. WellPoint---the very essence of evil irony.



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