Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Insurer targeted HIV patients to drop coverage

Insurer targeted HIV patients to drop coverage - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In May, 2002, Jerome Mitchell, a 17-year old college freshman from rural South Carolina, learned he had contracted HIV. The news, of course, was devastating, but Mitchell believed that he had one thing going for him: On his own initiative, in anticipation of his first year in college, he had purchased his own health insurance.

Shortly after his diagnosis, however, his insurance company, Fortis, revoked his policy. Mitchell was told that without further treatment his HIV would become full-blown AIDS within a year or two and he would most likely die within two years after that.....

1 comment:

libhom said...

The scary thing is that this already was illegal, and they did this anyway. We need single payer healthcare to put the HMOs and health insurers out of business for good.