Investigative journalism by Reuters has uncovered a tactic (allegedly) used by the health insurer WellPoint that targets women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Of course WellPoint denies this allegation and asserts that the company uses software that aids in the search for insurance fraud and does not single out breast cancer patients. Reuters stands by the story.
This type of thing is why we now have odious spectre of the federal government involved in the health insurance industry. The insurance companies have made their beds with this type of tactic and now they will lie in it. Probably to the detriment of us all.