It’s True! Health Insurers Tell Congress They Cancel Policies of Sick Patients


Published: July 6 2009

by Robert Michel

Rescinding health policies of 20,000 people in past five years saved health insurers $300 million

For years, Americans have heard news stories about the sick patient whose health insurance policy was rescinded in the midst of a health crisis. Now comes public acknowledgment—at a Congressional hearing no less—that this business practice exists!


Comment from Leslie

Examples given in this article include a nurse from Texas who was dropped from insurance coverage because of an undisclosed visit to a dermatologist and a woman from LA woman because of non-disclosure of weight medication that she is no longer on and because she has irregular periods.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.