Monday, October 05, 2009

You have got to be joking.

Really. Domestic violence is a pre-existing condition.
WASHINGTON -- Eight states and the District of Columbia don't have laws that specifically bar insurance companies from using domestic violence as a pre-existing condition to deny health coverage, according to a study from the National Women's Law Center. The states are Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The study by the nonpartisan, nonprofit center focused on individual coverage, not group coverage.
How do these people sleep at night?

Update 10/8: dday at Hullabaloo tells a story.


Mike Goldman said...

Life is a preexisting condition.

ellroon said...

No health insurance for you!!

Steve Bates said...

Please note: Texas is not on the list. For all that Texas is not a particularly good place for a woman to live, at least it has such a law.

ellroon said...

How can you not have pre-existing conditions of any type? As Mike says, Life is a pre-existing condition.

How can they refuse people because of that? Aren't they in the HEALTH business? To make people ... HEALTHY?

And thank goodness Texas is not on the list. Somebody somewhere in the bowels of rule-making had a momentary flash of compassion.