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Alex Thompson

My name is Alex Thompson and I work for the Mass. Department of Public Health. Our state's health care system is already one of the best in the world. We are one the top state in the nation for long-term care services. We have more recently taken a lead in implementing the Obama administration's health care reforms. Americans are already starting to see the benefits of health care reform. The new law requires health insurance companies — to stop canceling coverage when a policyholder gets sick. In recent days health insurers have said that they wil no longer end wrongly canceling patients.An investigative report by Reuters disclosed that the nation’s largest insurer, WellPoint, was targeting women who were recently diagnosed breast cancer for cancelation of their health insurance.