HHS To WellPoint: Don't Drop Breast Cancer Patients

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is warning WellPoint Inc. to stop its “unconscionable” practice of targeting women with breast cancer for coverage rescission, an accusation the health insurance giant is vigorously denying.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to WellPoint CEO Angela Braly on Thursday to urge her to take immediate steps to stop canceling coverage for breast cancer patients, in advance of new health care reform legislation that will make such policies illegal.

Sebelius said her concerns were based on reports that the...
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