Thursday, October 22, 2009

This is just the best ...

Now, this is the kind of story which just warms the cockles of one's heart.

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's biggest health insurer [next door in Minnetonka], found itself in a touchy sideshow to the great health care debate Wednesday after a Colorado family came forward with a poignant story about how their 2-year-old daughter had been denied coverage.

Such decisions are not uncommon among insurers, but the case of Aislin Bates came with a twist -- she's healthy.


Now, if only we could shame the Health Insurance industry into doing something else, like universal coverage.

1 comment:

ccyager said...

Poor little Aislin was deemed TOO THIN by United Health. Too thin? I saw her on the Today show and she looked fine to me. Now medical insurance companies are going to slip down the slope to discrimination and forget that human beings are a diverse lot, ESPECIALLY when they're healthy!