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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: 28,300
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


Sep 1, 2014 susan baker
Aug 31, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Aug 31, 2014 Nancy Steiler
Aug 29, 2014 mia correia
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 26, 2014 peggy hawkins
Aug 26, 2014 Kim Taylor
Aug 26, 2014 Angela Palczynski
Aug 22, 2014 susan mcinnes
Aug 20, 2014 Marlene Raney Shame on you!
Aug 20, 2014 Linda Parsons
Aug 20, 2014 Kathleen Tait
Aug 20, 2014 Judy Miller
Aug 20, 2014 Deborah Jackson
Aug 20, 2014 jessica glass
Aug 20, 2014 Kimberly Pring
Aug 20, 2014 veronica Griesch
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 20, 2014 Kanika Mehra
Aug 19, 2014 Kevin Nesbitt
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Jessica salazar
Aug 19, 2014 Jodie Snyder
Aug 19, 2014 Ida Rodgers
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Pam Naylor
Aug 19, 2014 Alejandra Squires I am a cancer survivor! Stage IV, triple zero inflammatory. If I had not had good insurance, I would have DIED! I have 2 small kids and a husband that would not have a mother and wife today, had it not been for insurance covering THE HUGE EXPENSES
Aug 19, 2014 Kiersten Martinez
Aug 19, 2014 Iris Chynoweth
Aug 19, 2014 Carolyn OConnor
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Karyn Field
Aug 19, 2014 Angela Howard
Aug 19, 2014 Halona Holland
Aug 19, 2014 Amy Learn
Aug 19, 2014 Cristelle White
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Cheryl Gebhard
Aug 19, 2014 Rosemary Santoro
Aug 19, 2014 Patricia Vance I hope I never get breast cancer, but no one should lose insurance because they're sick. That's why they call it "insurance".
Aug 19, 2014 Lynda Estorffe
Aug 19, 2014 Theresa Mouton
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 sue benjamin
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please don't neglect breast cancer patients...the next one could be you or your mother, wife , daughter or sister
Aug 19, 2014 Tina Henning
Aug 19, 2014 Tim Seeley
Aug 19, 2014 Dolores Rios

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