Eight States Still Allow Insurance Companies To Use Domestic Violence As Pre-Existing Condition

Eight states and the District of Columbia don't have laws that specifically bar insurance companies from using domestic violence as a pre-existing condition to deny health coverage, according to a study from the National Women's Law Center. Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Tom Friedman, Huffington Post (Health Care), Patrick Ruffini
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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Oct 4, 2009 - 8:22 AM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Oct 4, 2009 - 12:44 PM PDT

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Fabrice Florin
3.9
by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 6, 2009

Good journalism about the fact that in eight states, domestic violence could be considered a pre-existing condition denying health insurance for battered women. This report provides factual information about this issue, citing members of congress as well as several independent sources. Informative story that offers useful context about this limited but important topic.

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Kristin Gorski
3.9
by Kristin Gorski - Oct. 5, 2009

An insightful report on pre-existing conditions and an under-reported issue surrounding coverage of domestic violence victims. Well sourced, wide context and fair.

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Fred Gatlin
4.0
by Fred Gatlin - Oct. 4, 2009

This is well done article about a concerning issue. It has ample sources and is thoughtfully done.

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Patricia Blochowiak
4.2
by Patricia Blochowiak - Oct. 5, 2009

Provides a good summary of evidence of discrimination on the basis of victim status, including uncertainty regarding some of the evidence and including comments by those accused of not supporting changing the law.

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Jo Bobenhouse Smith
5.0
by Jo Bobenhouse Smith - Oct. 5, 2009

Yes, this journalism is of current societal value. It brought an unknown issue into the open. And, It answered who, what, why, when and where.

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Randy Morrow
4.0
by Randy Morrow - Oct. 5, 2009

The Republicans who voted against the measure had received nearly $6 million in campaign contributions from insurance companies, health care providers, the pharmaceutical ... More »

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Norman Rogers
1.6
by Norman Rogers - Dec. 12, 2009

THis story is comical. Let's paint the insurance companies as politically incorrect. This has nothing to do with serious thinking about health care.

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Lisa Holt
3.8
by Lisa Holt - Oct. 4, 2009

It cited a specific case in point that exemplified the issue.

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Cherise Hadden
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by Cherise Hadden - Oct. 5, 2009

"Murray said she couldn’t remember exactly when she first learned of it, but sometime in the 1990s she recalls a private conversation she had with a woman who ... More »

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Shay Hunt
4.2
by Shay Hunt - Oct. 5, 2009

This story address a very important issue that is often not spoken about. It appears to me that these states are amongst the poorest, which makes it even harder for women to get help. Try to imagine going to the doctor to get assistance and being turned away because the insurance company says its a preexisting condition. How crazy is that? Like diabetes or high blood pressure. It doesn't make any sense. It appears sexist as well.

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