Recently, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that prohibits health insurers from giving bonuses to employees for canceling or limiting a patient’s coverage. Apparently this law was in response to reports that insurers had rewarded employees who canceled coverage retroactively to avoid paying for costly health services. Read more here.
Some things should not need a law, just common decency. Sadly, as long as Corporate America continues to put profits over people, we will need our government to step in to protect the most vulnerable among us: the sick and disabled. It is time for all states to get involved and put an end to this type of shenanigans.