Sunday, June 14, 2009
US medical insurance companies announce temporary coverage cutbacks to pay for anti-healthcare reform advertising.
Several of the US's top medical insurance providers have announced that they will be cutting back on certain forms of healthcare coverage for customers in order to "focus our resources on preserving the system of coverage that we provide." The announcement was made today by a coalition of healthcare companies calling themselves "Conservatives for Patient's Rights." From today, they will cut back on coverage for areas including diabetes, broken bones, heart conditions and several chronic diseases."
Instead, the money that would have been used for patiens will be directed towards persuading Congress not to enact major healthcare reform that includes a public option. The coalition has defended the decision, saying "these temporary cutbacks may inconvenience our customers in the short-term, but in the long-term, we hope that they will understand that we are working for their needs by moving forward with an aggressive marketing campaign that defends their rights as consumers."
Posted by Footstep at 12:36 PM