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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2009, 12:12 
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/1 ... 89841.html

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During the case, evidence emerged that Health Net had paid bonuses to employees to reward them based on the number of policyholders they had rescinded. The judge who awarded Bates the $9 million said in his decision: "It's difficult to imagine a policy more reprehensible than tying bonuses to encourage the rescission of health insurance that keeps the public well and alive."


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Yeah, the system as it stands works GREAT. :disgust: :banghead:

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2009, 13:17 
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more insurance madness:

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/17/cse ... eexisting/

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She was turned down because she had given birth by Caesarean section. Having the operation once increases the odds that it will be performed again, and if she became pregnant and needed another Caesarean, Golden Rule did not want to pay for it. A letter from the company explained that if she had been sterilized after the Caesarean, or if she were over 40 and had given birth two or more years before applying, she might have qualified.

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PostPosted: 30 Sep 2009, 11:39 
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another comic ad.


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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2009, 15:22 
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hahaha


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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2009, 19:55 
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ooookay.

Mags, you still here?

http://rawstory.com/2009/10/insurer-ref ... s-too-fat/

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As if there weren't enough problems with health insurance companies: a new report reveals that insurance companies now deny coverage to babies that are above the 95th percentile for height or weight after they are born, effectively considering their size a "pre-existing condition."

In a report published this weekend, The Denver Post revealed the story of Alex Lange, "a chubby, dimpled, healthy and happy 4-month-old."

Lange's parents say he was denied coverage because he's in the 99th percentile for infant weight. Rocky Mountain Health Plans turned him down, saying insurers don't take babies over the 95th percentile, no matter how healthy they are.

"I could understand if we could control what he's eating. But he's 4 months old. He's breast-feeding. We can't put him on the Atkins diet or on a treadmill," his frustrated father, Bernie Lange, told the Post. "There is just something absurd about denying an infant."


it's ok, they rescinded.
But still, W.T.F.???

http://rawstory.com/2009/10/after-denyi ... vy-babies/

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a Colorado health insurer, announced in a press release Monday that they will cover "heavy" babies after a story revealed the insurer had denied coverage to a healthy infant who weighed 17 pounds.

"A recent situation in which we denied coverage to a heavy, yet healthy, infant brought to our attention a flaw in our underwriting system for approving infants," Steve ErkenBrack, president of the insurer said in a release Monday. "Because we are a small company dedicated to the people of Colorado, we are pleased to be in a position to act quickly. We have changed our policy, corrected our underwriting guidelines and are working to notify the parents of the infant who we earlier denied."

RAW STORY has learned that the parents of Alex Lange, the infant who was denied, will appear on Monday night's The Ed Show on MSNBC.

In their release, the insurer said parents seeking individual coverage for their infants was a new trend, writing, "Underwriting for this age group is a relatively new process."

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