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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.
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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 14, 2014 Alison Rauh Buying into an insurance policy is like playing a hand of Poker. I bet I will need you and you bet you will just take my money. When we need you, you the insurance company lose that hand!!!
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 merry jo kearney How would the insurance owner & executives feel and handle this if it were their wife, daughter,sister, mother, cousin, niece, friends are themselves dealing with this life threatening situation???!!! This is inexcusable and an outrage!
Sep 14, 2014 Gustavo Vicierra
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Just sick! Inhumane!
Sep 14, 2014 lisa bailey
Sep 14, 2014 Wanda Hernandez
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) This discriminatory behavior has to end!
Sep 14, 2014 Patricia Silva
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) I think that is wrong.
Sep 14, 2014 Jean Rhodes-Werneke Insurance companies should not make any health decisions, leave it to the Doctors!!!!
Sep 14, 2014 Joann Pizzarella
Sep 14, 2014 Amy Mccauley
Sep 14, 2014 Nora Stengrim
Sep 14, 2014 wilma vazque This needs to stop. We have a very lovely family member who passed away from breast cancer.
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Donna Euston
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) i loss my beloved wife to breast cancer.
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Canceling policies of women diagnosed with breast cancer is a death sentence. This practice must be reconsidered.
Sep 13, 2014 Brenda Barnett
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Karen Martin As a recently diagnosed patient in the state of Pennsylvania with breast cancer this came as a shock to me to find out that my state does not support these laws. Please change the laws that make it mandatory for ever state to have to up hold these laws!!!
Sep 13, 2014 Loretta Hill
Sep 13, 2014 Mae Idul Let us not let evil triumph over the gooD by not doing anything about what we believe is not right.
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is AWFUL!! My sister died from breast cancer. She fought bravely for over 5 years.
Sep 13, 2014 Cyndi Sardilli
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) This should not be legal. I hope something is done about this. This is exactly why we have insurance.
Sep 13, 2014 Lynn Feneis
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Insurance should not be allowed to be cancelled because of any diagnosis. That is what insurance is for.
Sep 13, 2014 Jan Okey So sad to treat cancer patients this way... it's not like WE picked to have Cancer.....
Sep 13, 2014 Cindy Enniss I pray that this kind of action will cease.
Sep 13, 2014 Victoria Baljo stop rescinding health insurance policies for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients....this is one of the millions of reasons people have health insurance!
Sep 13, 2014 Laura Sanchez
Sep 13, 2014 Felicia King Reprehensible. This cannot be legal. The names of companies engaged in this deplorable practice should be made public so participants in their healthcare program are truly informed of how their company operates. Absolutely despicable.
Sep 13, 2014 carol Schaedel With all the money we pay to insurance companies, this should not be allowed!
Sep 13, 2014 Reba Whaley No words for how shameful this is and sadly hoe typical of insurance companies. There's a special place in hell for some folks!
Sep 13, 2014 Robin Regester Hopefully this practice will be outlawed. I can't imagine losing everything after surviving treatment.
Sep 13, 2014 Vickie Thames
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Disgusting, even more abhorrent behavior so than usual from the insurance companies.
Sep 13, 2014 Brandy Zimmerman I am dealing with Breast Cancer. Please help others getting newly diagnosed.
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Diagnosed this year. I would be bankrupt if my insurance dropped me.

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