Insurance companies have used the excuse of "pre-existing conditions" to deny coverage to countless Americans. From cancer patients to the elderly suffering from arthritis, these organizations have padded their profit margins by limiting coverage to patients deemed "high risk" because of their medical condition.
But, in DC and eight other states, including Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, insurance companies have gone too far, claiming that "domestic violence victim" is also a pre-existing condition.
via www.seiu.orgAt the end of the article at the SEIU site, there is an opportunity to take action on this issue. As a mental health professional I have worked with both women and men who have experienced violence in their relationships. I find it totally outrageous that domestic violence would be considered a pre-existing condition that would keep a person from getting insurance coverage.
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