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Lawmakers ask three executives if they'll stop dropping customers except where they can show "intentional fraud." All say no.
Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members of Congress who decried the practice as unfair and abusive.
The hearing on the controversial action known as rescission, which has left thousands of Americans burdened with costly medical bills despite paying insurance premiums,
policyholders with breast cancer, lymphoma and more than 1,000 other conditions were targeted for rescission and that employees were praised in performance reviews for terminating the policies of customers with expensive illnesses.
Rescission was largely hidden until three years ago, when The Times launched a series of stories disclosing that insurers routinely canceled the medical coverage of individual policyholders who required expensive medical care.
Originally posted by jimmyx
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especially if medical care is socialized. That system only provides palliative care to patients who develop certain chronic or fatal diseases, not curative treatment. That's why so many Canadians come here for heart surgery, cancer treatment and other procedures, often out of pocket.