Health Insurers Still Trying to Drop Sick Patients

Obama’s new Health Care Reform bill prevents health insurance companies from dropping, or rescinding, patients once they develop serious illnesses. This policy has been widely practiced by major insurers, such as Humana, Wellpoint, and UnitedHealth. The reform bill does not take effect until September 23, 2010, and many insurance companies are still trying to drop coverage of sick insureds between now and then.

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