Yet more proof that our current health care system is absolutely fine just as it is:
[I]n DC and nine other states, including Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, insurance companies have gone too far, claiming that “domestic violence victim” is also a pre-existing condition.*
Domestic violence as a pre-existing medical condition…now I’ve heard it all. It seems there’s absolutely no limit to how low health insurance companies will sink to save a few bucks, and it’s both sad and disturbing that nine states still allow domestic violence victims to be denied health insurance because of their status as victims.
*Source: National Women’s Law Center. Nowhere to Turn: How the Individual Health Insurance Market Fails Women, 2008.