Blue Cross Fined For Illegally Dumping Sick Patients

Blue Cross has been up to some shillyshallying in California…

    “The suits accuse Blue Cross of routinely violating state laws prohibiting insurers from canceling coverage unless a policyholder lied to obtain it. The suits allege that the application questionnaires were intentionally vague and confusing and were designed to trap applicants into making innocent mistakes that could later be used as excuses to cancel coverage. Blue Cross, according to the suits, scrutinized questionnaires only after it received a claim for a costly or potentially chronic condition.”

One woman’s policy was cancelled because she didn’t disclose corrective surgery conducted 23 years earlier.

Blue Cross Settling Patients’ Lawsuits” [LAT]