Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tennessee's Lamar Alexander and Bill Frist Supported Insurance Industry's Definition of Domestic Violence as a Pre-existing Condition

According to the SEIU blog, not only do some states permit insurance companies to deny medical coverage to victims of domestic violence on the basis of a "pre-existing condition," but in 2006 10 U.S. Senators including both of Tennessee's voted against legislation that would have forced insurance companies to stop revictimizing domestic violence victims. I wonder if Tennessee's latest Republican senator and potential presidential candidate Bob Corker would join Lamar Alexander in denying victims of domestic violence medical coverage?

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