Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't forget the underinsured

I've talked a lot in the past about politics and why I believe we need a health care program in this country to guarantee coverage for the uninsured. This recent article reminds us of why we need to also remember the plight of the underinsured.

Apparently, the majority of people who are forced into bankruptcy because of medical bills actually do have health insurance — they just found out the hard way that their policies had all kinds of loopholes that allowed the insurance companies to deny coverage.

The article has a good point — helping the uninsured is important, but we also need to control runaway health care costs and crack down on insurance companies dumping policyholders or denying coverage.

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