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Goal: 40,000 Progress: 27,297
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


Apr 15, 2014 Linda Ide
Apr 14, 2014 Shentell Auffart American women deserve better than this.
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Karen Lantz
Apr 14, 2014 Stacy Powers My mom deserves insurance! To you she may be one person but to me she's the world!
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Get rid of Obamacare but not of women's health services that are so important.
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2014 sherry williams
Apr 13, 2014 felisa jenkins
Apr 12, 2014 Kristina Trevail
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Yes they do they certainly do .. A WOMAN is the only one human being THAT can bear a child. Without females our human race will die
Apr 12, 2014 Chanell Nicholson Cancer is a horrible thing my sister has shaved her hair off for my gran who has lymp and Brest cancer
Apr 12, 2014 Shirley Narducci
Apr 12, 2014 Peggy Smith How can u issue policies for Insurance coverage, collect premiums and then cancel when they go to use their insurance? You will be accountable.
Apr 12, 2014 brittani chapman
Apr 12, 2014 Cynthia Clark Yes they deserve to have insurance same as anyone else. This is a serious disease that needs to be more closely monitored so women with it feel relaxed knowing they are covered!
Apr 12, 2014 Felicita Montalvo
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am a Breast cancer nurse navigator. I see what this disease does. Please do not cancel coverage for these women. That is what insurance is for! You will be personally killing women if you do. I doubt that is what you want to be known for doing!!!!!!!
Apr 12, 2014 mary workman my best friend died of cancer and i think we should have covered insurance for this they have it for everything else.
Apr 12, 2014 myra nash Please stop the insurance companies from canceling, it's not a life choice, trust me i know, without insurance women and men can not get the help they need, you will kill more women, that's just not the American way
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 annette lennon
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Shelley Kendrick Every woman deserves medical coverage in this time of need! They don't need the worries of medical bills to cloud their positivity and clear mind.
Apr 12, 2014 Dr Michael Sheridan
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Lori Smith
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 brenda bartolomr
Apr 12, 2014 Christey Gillespie
Apr 12, 2014 Susan Johnson They deserve the best insurance possible
Apr 12, 2014 chrystie ryan
Apr 12, 2014 Ashley Kramer-Hester
Apr 12, 2014 Jessie Allen
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Patricia Perra
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) This has to stop!
Apr 12, 2014 Ida Coddington
Apr 12, 2014 Rodney Houck
Apr 12, 2014 Nikki Lizana
Apr 12, 2014 Anita Manley What a horror - being cancelled when you need the insurance the most. What is a woman supposed to do?
Apr 12, 2014 Carolyn Powell Help save lives not shorten them because of greed. Cancer is hard enough without worrying about the expense of necessary treatments. Please, consider how you'd want your mother/wife/sister/daughter treated!
Apr 12, 2014 Cherrie Hapelt
Apr 12, 2014 Alexis Dougherty
Apr 12, 2014 Peggy Rose Yes they need to have insurance to cover everything they need. I thank The Lord that I had insurance because I know without it that you don't get good medical care.
Apr 12, 2014 Laurie Henderson Please do not allow insurance companies to cancel out women who have breast cancer problems. to many women are dying from this problem.

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