posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 07:58 AM
a reply to: DBCowboy
Show me how the government "backed" this?
Why do you think legislation gets so complicated? Because people who want to work around the law will find a loophole. When they do, in the case of
health insurance companies, it can kill people. Or simply let them die.
Each state has an insurance regulator or "Insurance Commissioner." Part of their job is to catch insurance companies when they do shady crap like
this. The family should call them and complain.
If what the insurance company is doing is technically legal (though despicable) the best the Ins Commisioner can do is make legislators aware of the
loophole and advocate for an amendment to whatever law makes sense. (They might amend the new euthanasia drug law, for example, so insurance companies
can't consider it an alternative treatment, if that's what they are doing). It is also possible to call the State Reps and advocate for a change to
Yes, you may have a Rep that is "in the pocket" of the insurance company, but they also have to get reelected usually and they don't want it coming
out that they didn't act in something horrible like this. So then there is the Press, which is telling this family's story in the hope of making
people aware of what is happening now.
Now let me ask you, does the insurance company have no moral or ethical obligation themselves not to let people die because they've found a way to
make more money?
Why is it all on the government? Obama wasn't in the room when the insurance executives approved denying "expensive" Chemo for so called "terminal"
patients. (We are all "terminal" if it comes down to it.).
Why are you giving the insurance company a pass on this? Why are you blaming the people who act as the check and balance to corporate greed?
If you want the regulators and regulations to be eliminated because "government" you will find greedy sociopathic insurance "rules" like this
Competition of the free market won't eliminate their unethical actions as they will simply agree with each other to do the same things to make money -
they will set the rules as an industry. And it won't be for the good of "the people."