Depends on how you look at it.
We have now learned that Wellpoint, the health insurer who "covers" 33 million customers, is not only targeting new breast cancer victims to have their coverage dropped -- they actually paid someone to write a computer software algorithm to do it, to find their victims. They undertook a deliberate program to systematically make it easier to ruin the lives of these women.
So I wonder: were there any women on this software team? And if so, what the hell were they thinking, when they wrote this computer code, expressly aimed at giving those cancer patients the choice between bankruptcy and death?
**UPDATE** -- Wellpoint, caught with their pants down, promised to execute the new requirements on recissions next week.
Also, the retreat away from recissions has now spread to the umbrella insurance organization, AHIP.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
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