So I already posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but I figured that this bit of information needs to be disseminated as far and as wide as possible. Here is the original article. Yes, you read it write, in eight states, plus D.C., domestic violence is considered a pre-existing condition by health insurance companies.
To me, this is a prime example of why there needs to be regulations of insurance companies because despite what everyone likes to expound about the free market, if left to their own devices, these companies are not going to regulate themselves properly and in a way that is not morally repugnant (at least not all of the time). This argument links back to the earlier blog post about “yer mom” (see the September 29th blog post).
Read the whole article if you can. It is interesting to see the updates that have occurred since the original article was posted on September 14th.
And if there happen to be any readers who live in Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming, PLEASE write your state congressmen and your governor about this matter. Bring it to their attention because in all likelihood they have no idea.