I continue to page through H.R. 3200, the House health care reform bill. Section 2746 includes an agreable tip of the hat toward due process and the presumption of innocence: Not only does the proposed law prohibit health insurers from dropping you for anything other than outright fraud, but if they do drop you, you have a right to an independent, third party review to determine whether the insurer can justify dropping you. Until that review is complete, you keep your coverage.
Take your time, reviewers. We policyholders will expect very thorough investigations.
Now, to borrow a common rhetorical strategy of the desperate right wing:
If H.R. 3200 includes a great idea like this protection of policyholder rights, who knows how many other positive reforms are waiting to surprise us in this 1000-page reform bill?
I'll keep reading... ;-)
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