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PacifiCare 'Rescission' Settlement Gives Lip Service to Patient Losses But Stacks Legal Deck in Favor of Insurers
Date:6/19/2008

lex legal arguments, said Consumer Watchdog. The patients would also be fighting the insurer about the necessity of their medical care in front of arbitration judges with financial ties to the health insurers, not before doctors or medical experts.

A bill before the state Legislature, AB 1945 by Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, would also allow private companies to decide if policy cancellations are warranted, even though such companies operate under financial incentives that favor health insurers. Yesterday, all health insurers and health plans removed their opposition to the bill following industry-friendly amendments and the Senate Health Committee approved the measure.

Consumer Watchdog has urged members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the measure when it is voted on next Tuesday.

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