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Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients
Date:6/16/2009

Congress Should Not Let Insurers Continue to Cheat Consumers in HealthCare Reform

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wittney Horton of Los Angeles, whose own insurance was cancelled after she sought routine medical care, appeared today before the House subcommittee on Government Oversight and Investigations to urge lawmakers to stop insurance companies from canceling or downgrading insurance coverage when patients get sick.

Horton is part of a class action lawsuit against Blue Cross of California, a subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurer. Horton represents 6,000 similar victims of Blue Cross "rescissions" - retroactive cancellations of insurance policies after a patient gets sick with an expensive-to-treat illness.

In her testimony to the committee today, Wittney Horton said: "Americans desperately need health care reform. As my experience shows, owning an insurance policy does not necessarily equal access to health care. If insurance companies are not prevented from canceling or restricting coverage after patients get sick, insurance policies are not worth the paper they are printed on. Insurance companies are making record profits by collecting premiums in exchange for the promises they make to be there when people need them. Make them keep that promise."

Download Ms. Horton's complete testimony here: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/resources/HortonTestimony.pdf

When Horton applied for coverage with Blue Cross, she filled out the long and confusing application to the best of her ability. She gave Blue Cross permission to review her medical records. Blue Cross accepted her application and sold her coverage. After Horton sought routine medica
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