Health insurance: why you should be wary

A 51 year-old woman recently learned that health insurance may fall through just when you need it the most. The 51 year-old was about to undergo a lump-removal surgery for a cancerous tumor in her breast when a hospital administrator entered and told her that the procedure had been cancelled because her insurance would not pay. The woman is now seeking $6 million in compensation from the insurance company.

The Executive Director of the Foundation for Taxpayers and Consumer Rights says that health insurance is like property insurance. Health insurance has a “use it and lose it” policy. If you file two claims, you lose your insurance. The insurance company, Health Net Inc., has recently fined by the state in the amount of one million dollars about misleading investigators about its goal-setting policies. An investigation about cancellation practices has also begun.

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