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UPDATE: Even with the passage of new federal insurance regulations, Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming have informed the Obama administration that they can't or won't enforce the law. Please continue to sign and share with your friends and family.
Goal: 40,000 Progress: 28,106
Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

Prominent health insurance providers have been routinely targeting women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and canceling their policies. In fact, it was recently revealed that insurance giant WellPoint deliberately used a special computer program that tracked records down and alerted the company of patients with recent breast cancer diagnoses.

We cannot stand back and allow insurance companies to ruin lives. Sign the petition below telling U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to continue to place pressure on American insurance companies to stop rescinding policies.

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Dear Secretary Sebelius,

I am horrified to hear about insurance companies' practice of canceling policies after recent breast cancer diagnoses. The sole purpose of health insurance is to provide financial assistance in the event that expensive medical procedures are vital to one's health. Rescinding a policy due to a serious condition not only restricts a patient's treatment options, but also contradicts the very reason to purchase the policy in the first place.

Your efforts to eradicate this practice from the health insurance industry are honorable, and some corporations have even reacted by renouncing it altogether. But we still need your help to make sure the act of rescinding policies is made illegal altogether.

Insurance companies should be committed first and foremost to the health of their clients. I urge that you continue to fight for your constituents, and encourage insurance providers to get back into the business of helping people stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Marjatta Hartzell Oforji
Jul 27, 2014 Deidrea Murray I hope there is help for people who get there insurance cancel If you have no insurance you don't get good care
Jul 27, 2014 Rose Almeida This has got to stop. To cancel someone's insurance when they need it the most just doesn't seem ethical. Insurance companies make big bucks they should be force to continue coverage what's next only covering people who don't need coverage.
Jul 26, 2014 Terri Bailey
Jul 26, 2014 Wauline Falce
Jul 26, 2014 g Villeneuve
Jul 26, 2014 Tanisha Gatewood
Jul 26, 2014 Gail Spaulding This is deplorable - and must not be allowed to happen! The very reason we have health insurance is to help with a sudden/devastating illness.
Jul 26, 2014 Sandra Miller
Jul 25, 2014 Carol Holt
Jul 25, 2014 Charlene Murray
Jul 25, 2014 Valerie Starling
Jul 25, 2014 michele navarrete
Jul 25, 2014 Wendi Hargrove
Jul 25, 2014 Isabella Ruggieri
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) That's all we need! First a diagnosis of BC and then our policies cancelled!
Jul 25, 2014 Debbra Dunson
Jul 25, 2014 Patricia Miller you people are pond scum. people mean nothing, profits everything. maybe not now but one day you will pay dearly. Folks with bad karma do.
Jul 25, 2014 Regina Surdykowski
Jul 25, 2014 Angela Carini
Jul 25, 2014 Rose Ruperto
Jul 25, 2014 Crystal Fischer
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Cheryl Marcotte How can any insurance company be so heartless by not covering us women in the the worst times of our lives. So kick us when we're down. Does that make you feel better?!
Jul 25, 2014 Michelle Runnels It's absolutely despicable that insurance companies are getting away with this! It can NOT happen any longer!
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 April Stewart Please put an end to this cruel and heartless act! A lot of us, myself included, struggle with medical bills WITH health insurance. The last thing I need is to be PUNISHED for being diagnosed with something that is beyond my control!
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) insurance companies must help woman with original and after diagnosis mammograms!!! IMPERATIVE
Jul 25, 2014 Tracy Reger
Jul 25, 2014 Linda Mavaega
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) One word - "Unbelievable"
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Wasn't Obamacare supposed to stop this practice?
Jul 25, 2014 ruby rivas
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) I won't to see how I can get a mama gram I do not have insurance and Brest cancer runs I. My family
Jul 25, 2014 Toni Howard As a survivor of Breast Cancer it is important to have every advantage. Healthcare cover is a necessary advantage. Shame on Insurance companies doing this
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 yvonne Maldonado
Jul 25, 2014 Connie O'Neal
Jul 25, 2014 Brenda Salvisberg-Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Sarah Kangas
Jul 25, 2014 Doreanne Williams
Jul 25, 2014 Pamela Wiggins
Jul 25, 2014 Alicia Bodwell This is inhumane!!!
Jul 25, 2014 Lisa Cosens
Jul 25, 2014 Sheryll Stone This is wrong. Please make it illegal now.
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) I support this.
Jul 25, 2014 A Genovese
Jul 24, 2014 Melinda Thornton

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