I work to bring universal health care coverage to all Americans. Although that will not happen for a long while, in the meantime, we have the Affordability Health Care Act, which will bring insurance to more Americans than ever before and end exclusionary practices.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to WellPoint urging them to immediately end their practice of dropping health insurance coverage for women with breast cancer, after Reuters reported that the company ‘has specifically targeted women with breast cancer for aggressive investigation with the intent to cancel their policies.’ The Affordable Care Act will ban such rescissions. In her letter, Sebelius writes, ‘WellPoint should not wait to end the unconscionable practice of deliberately working to deny health insurance coverage to women diagnosed with breast cancer. I urge you to immediately cease these practices and abandon your efforts to rescind health insurance coverage from patients who need it most.’”