BEST HEALTHCARE IN THE WORLD….PART 87….The state of California has fined Blue Cross $1 million for illegally cancelling policies:
The investigation found that Blue Cross used computer programs and a dedicated department to systematically cancel the policies of pregnant women and the chronically ill regardless of whether they intentionally lied on their applications to cover up pre-existing medical conditions, a standard required by state law for canceling individual policies. Regulators examined 90 randomly selected cases of policy cancellations and found violations in each one.
Italics mine. According to the LA Times, the fine came about as the result of an “unprecedented investigation” prompted by a story they ran a few months ago. Maybe next time state regulators shouldn’t wait.