Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rape: Another "Pre-Existing Condition"

Collecting all these stories of "health?" insurance company denial abuse is rilly, rilly getting fun!

Here's one about a rape survivor getting in wicked trouble because she took a drug after being raped so she might not get AIDS! W00t!

Let me highlight another juicy bit:

. . . patients and therapists wrote in with allegations that insurers are routinely denying long-term mental health care to women who have been sexually assaulted.

Yes, boys and girls, it takes a "health?" insurance denial abuse panel to take power and control over your mental health care, denying care because it is actually needed. Wow! Double bind much?

1 comment:

Shinigami Kayo said...

OMG read this..dumbfounded. This is the status quo some wish to keep? Is this an argument against a public option? Tell me how this deleivery of health care is sane and declaring governemnt health care (Aka Death boards) as insane? If anyone wants to immigrate to Canada, I think I can take a few boarders on. Though if the number goes into the millions, I may have to limit my offer.