Is it a Breast Cancer Death Panel?
Reuters is reporting that WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients. None of the women were aware of the others, but they all had something in common. The women had all paid their premiums on time. Before they fell ill, none had any problems with their insurance. Initially, all believed their policies had been canceled by mistake. Their health insurance carriers were all subsidiaries of WellPoint, which has 33.7 million policyholders -- more than any other health insurance company in the United States. Wellpoint then canceled their policies based on either erroneous or flimsy information. Wellpoint had no comment citing privacy. Meanwhile, Wellpoint's CEO, Angela Braly, took home more than $9 million per year in base pay, and unknown millions in stock options, during both 2007 and 2008, the most recent years for which her paychecks can be found.